[nycbug-talk] OT: Issues with FreeBSD & Apache

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Fri Feb 27 14:43:08 EST 2009

Hi Matt,

On Feb 27, 2009, at 9:34 AM, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> My Apache process on one box keeps dying (segmentation fault), and I  
> have
> to restart it.
> In /var/log/messages, I'm getting:
> Feb 26 18:39:29 pluto suhosin[39552]: ALERT - linked list corrupt on
> efree() - heap corruption detected (attacker '70.x.x.x', file
> '/home/web/username/webserver/htdocs/index.php')
> repeatedly.
> What are my risks here?  Is this just simply an overflow of some  
> sort that
> I need to patch?  Is my system vulnerable?  I'm frankly not too  
> familiar
> with this specific error/warning.
> Thanks for any input,
> Matt

The word 'attacker' in the error leads me to believe you should hit up  
an Apache or PHP list pronto...

Report back though(?), sounds interesting- I'd love to hear if it ends  
up being an attacker, or a bug.


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