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add AP_REG_NO_DEFAULT to allow opt-out of pcre defaults

... and use it in mod_substitute to avoid DOTALL

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Merge r1873748 from trunk:

factor out TE=chunked checking

Submitted by: covener

Reviewed by: covener, minfrin, jorton

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Merge r1873747 from trunk:

factor out default regex flags

Submitted by: covener

Reviewed by: covener, minfrin, jorton

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Merge r1822531, r1829676, r1847232, r1847234, r1861333, r1852442, r1866145, r1868295, r1868296 from trunk:

mod_proxy: fix proxy connection cleanup from an n+2 pool.

When connection_destructor() is called after pchild is gone, we can't

dereference worker->cp anymore. This happens is debug/one_process mode only,

if we exit by calling apr_terminate() or clearing the process pool directly.

Fix this by NULL-ing worker->cp in conn_pool_cleanup(), and by registering it

as a pre_cleanup.

Delay some memory allocation.

If this handler will not handle the request, no need to waste bytes in the request pool.

Add error messages and return bad request.

fix incorrect rv. Sorry.

Follow up to r1847232.

There is no point to use "old" numbers in recent commit.

Also avoid number duplication. The messages are the same but in different code path, so having different numbers makes sense.

This also avoids a warning when running:

make update-log-msg-tags

Make proxy modules compile if APR_HAS_THREADS is not defined.

restore use of global mutex under !APR_HAS_THREADS

followup to r1852442 which appears to have been too agressive in wrapping

blocks with #if APR_HAS_THREADS. With !APR_HAS_THREADS a global mutex

is a proc mutex.

* Add back logging goodness

Add back logging goodness added by covener in r1865938.

Fix pool concurrency problems

Create a subpool of the connection pool for worker scoped DNS resolutions.

This is needed to avoid race conditions in using the connection pool by multiple

threads during ramp up.

Recheck after obtaining the lock if we still need to do things or if they

were already done by another thread while we were waiting on the lock.

* modules/proxy/proxy_util.c: Create a subpool of the connection pool for worker

scoped DNS resolutions and use it.

* modules/proxy/mod_proxy.h: Define AP_VOLATILIZE_T and add dns_pool to

struct proxy_conn_pool.

* modules/proxy/mod_proxy_ftp.c: Use dns_pool and consider that

worker->cp->addr is volatile in this location of the code.

PR: 63503

Submitted by: ylavic, jailletc36, jfclere, jfclere, jailletc36, stsp, covener, rpluem, rpluem

Reviewed by: rpluem, covener, jim

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Follow up to r1863315.


Merge of r1847430,r1853302 from trunk:

*) core: Split out the ability to parse wildcard files and directories

from the Include/IncludeOptional directives into a generic set of

functions ap_dir_nofnmatch() and ap_dir_fnmatch().

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* Only availabe since 2.4.40
Merge r1842010, r1841225, r1862039, r1862040, r1862042 from trunk:

* dav_stream_response processes data that has been allocated from the propdb

pool. Hence close the propdb *after* dav_stream_response which clears thei

probdb pool.

* Doing a PROPFIND on a large collection e.g. 50.000 elements can easily

consume 1 GB of memory as the subrequests and propdb pools are not

destroyed and cleared after each element was handled.

Do this now. There is one case in dav_get_props where elem->priv

lives longer then the propdb pool. In this case allocate from r->pool.

Furthermore also recycle propdb's which allows to clear the propdb's

pools instead of destroying them and creating them again.

Simplify handling of short-lived pool for dav_propdb in mod_dav. No

functional change.

* modules/dav/main/props.c (dav_popen_propdb): Rename from

dav_open_propdb, take a pool argument.

(dav_open_propdb): Reimplement in terms of above, using


(dav_propfind_walker): Switch to using dav_open_propdb

with scratchpool.

* modules/dav/main/props.c (dav_do_prop_subreq): Allocate escaped URI

out of propdb pool, fixing small per-resource leak during a PROPFIND


Submitted by: jorton, rpluem

* modules/dav/main/mod_dav.c (dav_send_multistatus): Tag the pool.

Reviewed by: rpluem, jorton, jim

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mod_proxy_http: forward 100-continue, and minimize race conditions when

reusing backend connections. PR 60330.

+1: ylavic, icing, jim

ylavic: plus (opt-out)

2.4.x patch:

+1: ylavic, jim, minfrin

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mod_status: PR60647: ACC per connection not available w/ event MPM

trunk patch:

2.4.x patch: svn merge -c 1780280 ^/httpd/httpd/trunk .

(minus CHANGES and ap_mmn.h)

+1: jailletc36, jim, rjung

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Merge of r1855705 from trunk:

core: merge consecutive slashes in the path

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Support IPv6-sized client strings in mod_status and mod_echo


2.4.x patch:

+1: jim, icing (by inspection), minfrin

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Merge r1836381, r1836382, r1836383, r1836386, r1836603 from trunk:

* mod_proxy: Remove load order and link dependency between mod_lbmethod_*

modules and mod_proxy by providing mod_proxy's ap_proxy_balancer_get_best_worker

as an optional function.

PR: 62557

* Remove invalid copy and paste comments

* Always retrieve conditional function. static variable might contain garbage if module was reloaded in a static build.

* Add missing log numbers

* ap_proxy_balancer_get_best_worker cannot be exported and used as an optional

function at the same time. So rename ap_proxy_balancer_get_best_worker to

proxy_balancer_get_best_worker and make it static which is then used as an

optional function and recreate ap_proxy_balancer_get_best_worker as an

exported thin wrapper of proxy_balancer_get_best_worker.

Submitted by: rpluem

Reviewed by: covener, jim, ylavic

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mod_status: Add cumulated response duration time

in milliseconds to auto mode.

Partial backport of r1839532 from trunk

(only auto mode changes, html parts not yet


Submitted by: rjung

Reviewed by: rjung, jim, ylavic

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mod_status: Cumulate CPU time of exited child

processes in the "cu" and "cs" values.

Add CPU time of the parent process to the

"c" and "s" values.

Backport of r1837595 from trunk.

Submitted by: rjung

Reviewed by: rjung, jim, ylavic

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Merge r1827362, r1828926, r1828927, r1829557, r1829573, r1829645, r1829657 from trunk:

core: ap_getline_core() reads nothing for n == 0.

PR62199: add worker parameter ResponseFieldSize to mod_proxy

Submitted By: Hank Ibell

Committed By: covener

add log id for r1828926

core: Add and handle AP_GETLINE_NOSPC_EOL flag in ap_rgetline_core().

This tells the ap_getline() family of functions to consume the end of line

when the buffer is exhausted.

PR 62198.

mod_proxy_http: make use of AP_GETLINE_NOSPC_EOL in ap_proxygetline().

Fixes response header thrown away after the previous one was considered too

large and truncated.

PR 62196.

core: forward flags to recursive/folding call to ap_rgetline_core().

We still need them when folding, other than AP_GETLINE_FOLD itself of course.

mod_proxy_http: follow up to r1829573: remain EBCDIC friendly.

Keep using ap_rgetline() as before r1829573, since ap_rgetline_core() is

EBCDIC agnostic.

Submitted by: ylavic, covener, covener, ylavic, ylavic, ylavic, ylavic

Reviewed by: ylavic, covener, rpluem

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Merge r1769718, r1785943, r1786110, r1786119 from trunk:

add an <IfFile> config section like <IfDefine>

It allows a non httpd config file to be used as a marker directly in

httpd.conf without hiding logic in a script in front of apachectl

to do test -f and pass extra -D's.

This is something we've had in IBM's httpd distro for a little bit and

hadn't remembered to share. I've seen some questions/config files come

up in a few places lately that would benefit from this as an option.

Remove duplicate implementations of conditional section function. No

functional change.

* server/core.c (start_cond_section): Factor out from start_if*.

Adjust to use apr_strmemdup.

(test_ifmod_section, test_iffile_section, test_ifdefine_section):

Move container-specific tests into callbacks from start_if*.

(core_cmds): Adjust <IfFile, <IfDefine, <IfModule to use

start_cond_section with callbacks.

Add <IfDirective> and <IfSection>:

* server/core.c

(test_ifdirective_section, test_ifsection_section): New callbacks.

(core_cmds): Define new directives.

* include/http_config.h, server/config.c (ap_exists_directive):

New function.

* include/ap_mmn.h: Bump MMN minor for above.

* docs/manual/mod/core.xml: Add docs.

* server/core.c (start_cond_section): Comment & variable name fixes,

no functional change.

Submitted by: covener, jorton

Reviewed by: jorton, ylavic, covener

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Merge r1823047, r1824454, r1824463, r1824464, r1824497, r1824862, r1824877 from trunk:

mpm_event: move lingering close "sucker" from the listener to worker(s).

This was the last non-constant time action performed by the listener thread.

It's now handled by the worker thread directly after entering lingering close,

which should directly address the cases when the socket is already closed

remotely at that time, hence avoid more scheduling (it may be the common case

for some scenarios).

And it's only if the above would need blocking (i.e. more data to suck) that

the socket is added to the pollset for the listener to re-schedule a worker

later when ready. If no worker is available at that time then the socket is

forcibly closed (similarly to what's done for keepalive connections in this


Also, since process_lingering_close() is now called by a worker thread and

with almost no depth in the call stack, we can grow the size of the "suck"

buffer from 2K to 32K to potentially call recv() up to sixteen times less.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047.

Update clogged counter on read_request retry too.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047: simplify "clogging" logic (reentrance).

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047: complete state validation after processing.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047: CHANGES entry.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047 and r1824464.

MMN bump for CONN_STATE_NUM, plus don't consider CONN_STATE_LINGER_* as valid

states returned process_connection (never have been).

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047 and r1824862.

Revert (broken) functional change from r1824862.

Submitted by: ylavic

Reviewed by: ylavic, minfrin, jim

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Revert r1824868 (and r1824869).
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Merge r1823047, r1824454, r1824463, r1824464, r1824497, r1824862 from trunk:

mpm_event: move lingering close "sucker" from the listener to worker(s).

This was the last non-constant time action performed by the listener thread.

It's now handled by the worker thread directly after entering lingering close,

which should directly address the cases when the socket is already closed

remotely at that time, hence avoid more scheduling (it may be the common case

for some scenarios).

And it's only if the above would need blocking (i.e. more data to suck) that

the socket is added to the pollset for the listener to re-schedule a worker

later when ready. If no worker is available at that time then the socket is

forcibly closed (similarly to what's done for keepalive connections in this


Also, since process_lingering_close() is now called by a worker thread and

with almost no depth in the call stack, we can grow the size of the "suck"

buffer from 2K to 32K to potentially call recv() up to sixteen times less.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047.

Update clogged counter on read_request retry too.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047: simplify "clogging" logic (reentrance).

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047: complete state validation after processing.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047: CHANGES entry.

mpm_event: follow up to r1823047 and r1824464.

MMN bump for CONN_STATE_NUM, plus don't consider CONN_STATE_LINGER_* as valid

states returned process_connection (never have been).

Submitted by: ylavic

Reviewed by: ylavic, minfrin, jim

[Reverted by r1824874]

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Merge r1824176, r1824460, r1824482 from trunk:

mod_proxy: Provide an RFC1035 compliant version of the hostname in the

proxy_worker_shared structure. PR62085

Tone down the message that worker hostname is too long noting it only

affects legacy modules not yet using hostname_ex.

Set the notice when hostname is too long for legacy proxy modules to info level.

Submitted by: minfrin

Reviewed by: minfrin, jim, ylavic

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*) regex: Allow to configure global/default options for regexes, like

caseless matching or extended format.

trunk patch:

+1: ylavic, rpluem, minfrin

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Merge r1667707, r1824332 from trunk:

* mod_proxy: Allow setting options to globally defined balancer from

ProxyPass used in VirtualHost. Balancers are now merged using the new

merge_balancers method which merges the balancers options.

mod_proxy: follow up to r1667707: MMN minor bump.

Submitted by: jkaluza, ylavic

Reviewed by: icing, jim, ylavic

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Merge r1809302, r1809303, r1809305, r1809311, r1809314, r1809713 from trunk:

config: allow to specify flags when registering modules.


mod_ssl: follow up to r1809302.


config: follow up to r1809302.

We need to check that the module itself is at the right version.

config: follow up to r1809302.

Provide a convenient function to get module flags, and remove useless

AP_MODULE_HAS_FLAGS checks in the core, core's version is at current MMN.

config: follow up to r1809302.

Associate ap_get_module_flags() to MMN bump.

On the trunk:

mod_ssl: make the new module flag used.

Submitted by: ylavic, icing

Reviewed by: icing, ylavic, covener

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Merge r1802618, r1820808 from trunk:

core, mpm_event: Add ap_update_sb_handle() to avoid a small memory leak of

sizeof(ap_sb_handle_t) when re-entering event's process_socket().

Follow up to r1802618: CHANGES entry.

Proposed by: ylavic

Reviewed by: ylavic, icing, jim

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SECURITY: CVE-2017-3167 (

Use of the ap_get_basic_auth_pw() by third-party modules outside of the

authentication phase may lead to authentication requirements being


Merge r1796348 from trunk:

core: Deprecate ap_get_basic_auth_pw() and add ap_get_basic_auth_components().

Submitted By: Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu>, jchampion, coverner

Reviewed by: covener, ylavic, jim

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r1772419 | covener | 2016-12-02 19:10:53 -0500 (Fri, 02 Dec 2016) | 7 lines

Merge r1772418 from trunk:

loop in checking response headers

w/ HTTPProtocolOptions Unsafe


r1772236 | wrowe | 2016-12-01 11:29:27 -0500 (Thu, 01 Dec 2016) | 8 lines

Appears we cannot disallow this whitespace, since the chunk BNF coexisted

with the implied *LWS rule, before RFC7230 eliminated the later. Whether

this is actually OWS or BWS is an editorial decision beyond our pay grade.

Backports: r1765475

Submitted by: wrowe


r1771697 | rpluem | 2016-11-28 04:59:00 -0500 (Mon, 28 Nov 2016) | 4 lines

Merge r1771690 from trunk:

* Fix numbers count in comment.


r1771696 | rpluem | 2016-11-28 04:56:42 -0500 (Mon, 28 Nov 2016) | 1 line

* Revert 1771372: As Bill points out correctly. Only backport trunk revisions to this branch.


r1771372 | rpluem | 2016-11-25 14:55:18 -0500 (Fri, 25 Nov 2016) | 1 line

* Fix numbers count in comment.


r1770870 | wrowe | 2016-11-22 13:44:21 -0500 (Tue, 22 Nov 2016) | 3 lines

Optimize away one more strchr.

Backports: 1770869


r1770868 | wrowe | 2016-11-22 13:34:25 -0500 (Tue, 22 Nov 2016) | 8 lines

List discussion resulted in rejecting all but SP characters in the request

line, but in the strict mode prioritize excessive space testing over bad

space testing (which is captured later) and make both more efficient

(at this test ll[0] is already whitespace or \0 char). Also correct a comment.

Backports: r1770867

Submitted by: wrowe


r1770846 | covener | 2016-11-22 09:32:45 -0500 (Tue, 22 Nov 2016) | 5 lines

Merge r1770817 from trunk:

Removing unused warning after r1764961 changes.


r1770789 | covener | 2016-11-21 20:58:06 -0500 (Mon, 21 Nov 2016) | 25 lines

Merge r1770786 from trunk:

remove Location: header checks for absolute URL

The "Location" header field is used in some responses to refer to a

specific resource in relation to the response. The type of

relationship is defined by the combination of request method and

status code semantics.

Location = URI-reference

The field value consists of a single URI-reference. When it has the

form of a relative reference ([RFC3986], Section 4.2), the final

value is computed by resolving it against the effective request URI

([RFC3986], Section 5).

There is even an example with no scheme:

Location: /People.html#tim


r1770386 | wrowe | 2016-11-18 09:45:32 -0500 (Fri, 18 Nov 2016) | 6 lines

Backport: r1769965

Submitted by: wrowe, rpluem

Actually cause the Host header to be overridden, as noted by rpluem,

and simplify now that there isn't a log-only mode.


r1770173 | wrowe | 2016-11-17 07:09:32 -0500 (Thu, 17 Nov 2016) | 1 line

Merge of r1765451 did not apply cleanly, drop unneeded prototype.


r1769675 | wrowe | 2016-11-14 13:57:12 -0500 (Mon, 14 Nov 2016) | 1 line

Add an entry about RFC strictness


r1769674 | wrowe | 2016-11-14 13:54:42 -0500 (Mon, 14 Nov 2016) | 1 line

Clean up CHANGES for clarity


r1769672 | wrowe | 2016-11-14 13:15:07 -0500 (Mon, 14 Nov 2016) | 31 lines

Dropped the never-released ap_has_cntrls() as it had very limited

and inefficient application at that, added ap_scan_vchar_obstext()

to accomplish a similar purpose.

Dropped HttpProtocolOptions StrictURL option, this will be better

handled in the future with a specific directive and perhaps multiple

levels of scrutiny, use ap_scan_vchar_obstext() to simply ensure there

are no control characters or whitespace within the URI.

Changed the scanning of the response header table by check_headers()

to follow the same rulesets as reading request headers. Disallow any

CTL character within a response header value, and any CTL or whitespace

in response header field name, even in strict mode.

Apply HttpProtocolOptions Strict to chunk header parsing, invalid

whitespace is invalid, line termination must follow CRLF convention.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1764961,1765112-1765115

When redrawing the parser, ap_get_http_token looked to be useful, but there's

no application for this yet in httpd, so hold off adding this function when

we backport the enhancements. ap_scan_http_token was entirely sufficient.

If the community wants this new function, we can add it when backporting

work is complete.

This patch, and the earlier patches Friday actually demanded an mmn major

bump due to struct member changes. In any final backport, new members must

be added to the end of the struct to retain an mmn minor designation.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1765451


r1769669 | wrowe | 2016-11-14 12:59:10 -0500 (Mon, 14 Nov 2016) | 124 lines

Fix syntax

Submitted by: jailletc36

Backport: r1756862

Introduce StrictURI|UnsafeURI for RFC3986 enforcement

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756959

Surpress noise about syntax

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756978

Yann is correct, % is distinct from reserved and unreserved

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1757062

As commented, ensure we don't flag a request as a rejected 0.9 request

if we identified any other parsing errors and handle all 0.9 request

errors as 400 BAD REQUEST, presuming HTTP/1.0 to deliver the error details.

Do not report 0.9 issues as 505 INVALID PROTOCOL because the client apparently

specified no protocol, and 505 post-dates the simple HTTP request mechanism.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1757065

Rename LenientWhitespace to UnsafeWhitespace and change StrictWhitespace

to the default behavior, after discussion with fielding et al about the

purpose of section 3.5. Update the documentation to clarify this.

This patch removes whitespace considerations from the Strict|Unsafe toggle

and consolidates them all in the StrictWhitespace|UnsafeWhitespace toggle.

Added a bunch of logic comments to read_request_line parsing.

Dropped the badwhitespace list for an all-or-nothing toggle in rrl.

Leading space before the method is optimized to be evaluated only once.

Toggled the request from HTTP/0.9 to HTTP/1.0 for more BAD_REQUEST cases.

Moved s/[\n\v\f\r]/ / cleanup logic earlier in the cycle, to operate on

each individual line read, and catch bad whitespace errors earlier.

This changes the obs-fold to more efficiently condense whitespace and

forces concatinatination with a single SP, always. Overrides are not

necessary since obs-fold is clearly deprecated.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1757589

Also catch invalid spaces between the URI <> Protocol in StrictWhitespace mode.

(matching the test for the Method <> URI)

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1757593

Correct RFC reference text (link was right)

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1757711

First survey results, all intrinsicly bad input will be logged at the debug

level, no louder. This patch intentionally dodges the Limit* constrained tests

since administrators may shoot themselves in the foot, or be confronted with

impossibly long cookie values, etc.

Adjust the documentation to match.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1757920

Correct URL failure reporting.

Drop the second reporting of HEAD over HTTP/0.9 requests, we short-circuit

this early now in read_request_line() when presented anything other than

the sole "GET" method permitted by spec.

Revert to the correct APLOGNO ID for this case

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1757921, r1757924

Folding StrictWhitespace into the Strict ruleset of RFC7230, per dev@ poll.

This choice is unanimous, although StrictURI (a different RFC) still hasn't

found absolute concensus.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1758226

Correct the parser construction for several optimizations,

based on the fact that bad whitespace shall not be permitted

or corrected in any operating mode, while preserving the

ability to extract bad method/uri/proto for later reporting

and diagnostics.

This change causes badwhitespace in the request line or any

request field line to always fail, and not honor the setting

of the HttpProtocolOptions Unsafe option. Mult SP characters

or trailing SP characters in the request line are still

permitted in Unsafe mode.

Adjusted several error message emits to match these changes.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1758263

Clarify documentation based on concensus decisions discussed on dev@

and reflecting the current implementation, clean up stray <p>

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1758265, r1758266

New optional flag to enforce <CR><LF> line delimiters in ap_[r]getline,

created by overloading 'int fold' (1 or 0) as 'int flags', with the same

value 1 for AP_GETLINE_FOLD (which httpd doesn't use), and a new value


Enforce CRLF when HttpProtocolOptions Strict is in force.

Correctly introduces a new t/TEST fail.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1758304

Calm some overly agressive crlf handling, and clarify

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1758305, r1758313

Review of IE 11, Firefox 48 and Chrome 53 all indicate that ';' URI characters

are transmitted unencoded, per RFC3986 section 3.3 grammer. Correct httpd's

behavior to not encode ';' in proxied URI's or Location: response headers.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1760444


r1769664 | wrowe | 2016-11-14 12:07:40 -0500 (Mon, 14 Nov 2016) | 48 lines

Drop unused, previously sscanf() target variables

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756821

Drop redundant == --rrl_none evaluation

Submitted by: rpluem

Backport: r1756823

server/protocol.c (read_request_line): Fix compiler warnings with GCC.

Submitted by: jorton

Backport: r1756824

Correct request header handling of whitespace with the new possible config of

HttpProtocolOptions Unsafe StrictWhitespace

I have elected not to preserve any significance to excess whitespace in the

now-deprecated obs-fold code path, that's certainly open for discussion.

This can be reviewed by tweaking t/conf/extra.conf to switch Strict to Unsafe.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756847

A band-aid to resolve an immediate IBM MVS'ism

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756849

Resolve Netware (and other arch) build error for non-portable isascii()

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756934

Generally, the cart comes before the horse, this mirrors apr_lib.h

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756937

After lengthy investigation with covener's assistance, it seems we cannot

use a static table. We cannot change this to dynamic use of the local iconv

without build changes to avoid such use on cross-platform builds.

I'm satisfied if we trust iscntrl to at least catch all the most lethal

C0 Ctrls (we are promised it catches bad carriage control/line endings)

and leave this in the short term with an XXX to revisit at a future time.

The token stop never needed this table, because we can use the affirmative

list of token characters to define it.

Submitted by: wrowe, covener

Backport: r1756946


r1769662 | wrowe | 2016-11-14 12:01:20 -0500 (Mon, 14 Nov 2016) | 46 lines

Rename the previously undocumented HTTPProtocol directive

to EnforceHTTPProtocol, and invert the default behavior

to strictly observe RFC 7230 unless otherwise configured.

And Document This.

The relaxation option is renamed 'Unsafe'. 'Strict' is no

longer case sensitive. 'min=0.9|1.0' is now the verbose

'Allow0.9' or 'Require1.0' case-insenstive grammer. The

exclusivity tests have been modified to detect conflicts.

The 'strict,log' option failed to enforce strict conformance,

and has been removed. Unsafe, informational logging is possible

in any loadable module, after the request data is unsafely


This triggers a group of failures in t/apache/headers.t as

expected since those patterns violated RFC 7230 section 3.2.4.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756540


Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756555

Renaming this directive to HttpProtocolOptions after discussion on dev@

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756649

Perform correct, strict parsing of the request line, handling the

http protocol tag, url and method appropriately, and attempting

to extract values even in the presence of unusual whitespace in

keeping with section 3.5, prior to responding with whatever

error reply is needed. Conforms to RFC7230 in all respects,

the section 3.5 optional behavior can be disabled by the user

with a new HttpProtocolOptions StrictWhitespace flag. In all

cases, the_request is regenerated from the parsed components

with exactly two space characters.

Shift sf's 'strict' method check from the Strict behavior because

it violates forward proxy logic, adding a new RegisteredMethods

flag, as it will certainly be useful to some.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1756729


r1769649 | wrowe | 2016-11-14 10:29:20 -0500 (Mon, 14 Nov 2016) | 124 lines

Improve legibility of reviewing the generated table, using hex rather than dec

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754536

Correct T_HTTP_TOKEN_STOP per RFC2068 (2.2) - RFC7230 (3.2.6),

which has always defined 'token' as CHAR or VCHAR - visible USASCII only.

NUL char is also a stop, end of parsing.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754538

Be more explicit about NUL in case iscntrl is inconsistent

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754539

Introduce T_HTTP_CTRLS for efficiently finding non-text chars

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754540

Introduce ap_scan_http_field_content, ap_scan_http_token

and ap_get_http_token [later reverted] for more efficient

string handling.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754541

With NUL as a TOKEN_STOP, this code is more efficient

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754544

We arrive here for more than one cause; offer a more general statement

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754547

Strictly observe spec on obs-fold

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754548

Leave an emphatic TODO per Jeff's observations

Submitted by: trawick

Backport: r1754555

Introduce ap_scan_http_token / ap_scan_http_field_content for a much

more efficient pass through the header text; rather than reparsing

the strings over and over under the HTTP_CONFORMANCE_STRICT fules.

Improve logic and legibility by eliminating multiple repetitive tests

of the STRICT flag, and simply reorder 'classic' behavior first and

this new parser second to simplify the diff. Because of the whitespace

change (which I had wished to dodge), reading this --ignore-all-space

is a whole lot easier. Particularly against 2.4.x branch, which is now

identical in the 'classic' logic flow. Both of which I'll share with dev@

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754556

Friendly catch by Rüdiger, restore line mis-removed by the previous commit

Submitted by: rpluem

Backport: r1754568

Clean up doubled-'{'

Correct usage for ap_scan_http_token (had used _get_ syntax)

Correct logic, detect no 'token' chars, or missing ':'

Submitted by: wrowe, rpluem

Backport: r1754569,r1754570,r1754577

Replacement solution to identify VCHAR/ASCII symbols, even in EBCDIC.

Looking for someone with an EBCDIC environment to post the output of

the test_char.h generated file for verification.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1754579

Clean up an edge case where obs-fold continuation preceeds the first header,

as with r1755098, but this time ensure the previous header processing logic

ensures there was a previous header as identified by jchampion.

This patch restructures the loop for legibility with a loop continuation,

allowing us to flatten all of this hard-to-follow code. The subsequent

patch will be a whitespace-only change for formatting.

Testing len > 0 is redundant when *field is a "\0" and mismatches here,

folded flag was a no-op, unused once we added continue; logic.

Fix these as initially attempted in r1755114.

Improve comments and reflow whitespace.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1755123,r1755124,r1755125,r1755126

As promised, reduce this logic by net 9 code lines, shifting the burden

of killing trailing whitespace to the purpose-agnostic read logic.

Whitespace before or after an obs-fold, and before or after a field value

have no semantic purpose at all. Because we are building a buffer for all

folded values, reducing the size of the newly allocated buffer is always

to our advantage.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1755233

Treat empty obs-fold line as a noop, eliminate all intra-obs-fold excess

whitespace, and observe the 1 SP per obs-folding per spec.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1755234,r1755235,r1755236

Treat empty obs-fold line as abusive traffic.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1755263

Stop reflecting irrelevant data to the request error notes, particularly

for abusive and malformed traffic the non-technical consumer of a user-agent

has no control over.

Simply take note where the administrator-configured limits have been exceeded,

that administrator can find details in the error log if desired.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1755264

Follow up to r1755264.

Don't crash when ap_rgetline() returns a NULL field on ENOSPC.

Submitted by: ylavic

Backport: r1755343

Follow on to r1755264, for the case of merged header length exceptions,

and ensure the field header name is truncated to a sane log width.

Submitted by: wrowe

Backport: r1755744


r1769454 | wrowe | 2016-11-12 18:47:29 -0500 (Sat, 12 Nov 2016) | 2 lines

Partial Backport of r1746884, no-op changes that introduce patch conflicts.


r1768978 | wrowe | 2016-11-09 09:39:05 -0500 (Wed, 09 Nov 2016) | 5 lines

Backports: r1687643

Submitted by: covener

be less weird in comment


r1768977 | wrowe | 2016-11-09 09:37:34 -0500 (Wed, 09 Nov 2016) | 5 lines

Backports: r1687642

Submitted by: covener

elaborate on a misleading comment


r1768971 | wrowe | 2016-11-09 09:32:09 -0500 (Wed, 09 Nov 2016) | 8 lines

core: Follow up to r1664205 (previously backported)

Don't let invalid r->proto_num/protocol out of read_request_line() reach

the output filters (when responding with 400 Bad Request).

Suggested by: rpluem

Backports: r1664576


r1768969 | wrowe | 2016-11-09 09:23:00 -0500 (Wed, 09 Nov 2016) | 10 lines

Backport: r1610383

Submitted by: jailletc36

Simplify code.

Cases where 'loc' doesn't have any ':' or is starting with ':' are already

handled by 'ap_is_url()'

Calling 'apr_isascii()' seems useless.


r1768968 | wrowe | 2016-11-09 09:20:45 -0500 (Wed, 09 Nov 2016) | 4 lines

Backport: r1546860

Submitted by: jailletc36

Fix missing space in message of protocol.c (other r1546860 changes ignored)


r1768093 | wrowe | 2016-11-04 16:50:45 -0400 (Fri, 04 Nov 2016) | 7 lines

ap_rgetline_core() now pulls from r->proto_input_filters

for better input filtering behavior during chunked trailer

processing by ap_http_filter().

Backports: r1446421

Submitted by: joes


r1768090 | wrowe | 2016-11-04 16:47:00 -0400 (Fri, 04 Nov 2016) | 7 lines

Stupid CodeWarrior compiler cant take vars with struct inits.

Ensure that is_v6literal is always initialized

Backports: r1428145, r1436457

Submitted by: fuankg, rpluem


r1768036 | wrowe | 2016-11-04 10:20:16 -0400 (Fri, 04 Nov 2016) | 40 lines

Add an option to enforce stricter HTTP conformance

This is a first stab, the checks will likely have to be revised.

For now, we check

* if the request line contains control characters

* if the request uri has fragment or username/password

* that the request method is standard or registered with RegisterHttpMethod

* that the request protocol is of the form HTTP/[1-9]+.[0-9]+,

or missing for 0.9

* if there is garbage in the request line after the protocol

* if any request header contains control characters

* if any request header has an empty name

* for the host name in the URL or Host header:

- if an IPv4 dotted decimal address: Reject octal or hex values, require

exactly four parts

- if a DNS host name: Reject non-alphanumeric characters besides '.' and

'-'. As a side effect, this rejects multiple Host headers.

* if any response header contains control characters

* if any response header has an empty name

* that the Location response header (if present) has a valid scheme and is


If we have a host name both from the URL and the Host header, we replace the

Host header with the value from the URL to enforce RFC conformance.

There is a log-only mode, but the loglevels of the logged messages need some

thought/work. Currently, the checks for incoming data log for 'core' and the

checks for outgoing data log for 'http'. Maybe we need a way to configure the

loglevels separately from the core/http loglevels.

change protocol number parsing in strict mode according to HTTPbis draft

- only accept single digit version components

- don't accept white-space after protocol specification

Clean up comment, fix log tags.

Submitted by: sf

Backports: r1426877, r1426879, r1426988, r1426992


r1768035 | wrowe | 2016-11-04 10:14:59 -0400 (Fri, 04 Nov 2016) | 14 lines

Correctly parse an IPv6 literal host specification in an absolute URL

in the request line.

- Fix handling of brackets [ ] surrounding the IPv6 address.

- Skip parsing r->hostname again if not necessary.

- Do some checks that the IPv6 address is sane. This is not done by


log client error at level debug, log broken Host header value

Backports: r1407006, r1426827

Submitted by: sf


r1767942 | wrowe | 2016-11-03 14:01:23 -0400 (Thu, 03 Nov 2016) | 5 lines

Expose ap_method_register() to the admin with a new RegisterHttpMethod


Backports: r1407599

Submitted by: sf


r1767941 | wrowe | 2016-11-03 13:57:50 -0400 (Thu, 03 Nov 2016) | 9 lines

New directive HttpProtocol which allows to disable HTTP/0.9 support

with min=0.9|1.0 syntax.

A tighter restriction off the version in the request line is still

possible with <If "%{SERVER_PROTOCOL_NUM} ..."> .

Submitted by: sf

Backports: r1406719, r1407643, r1425366


r1767912 | wrowe | 2016-11-03 11:55:18 -0400 (Thu, 03 Nov 2016) | 1 line

Branch to bring http protocol parsing in 2.4.x in sync with trunk


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Merge of r1750392,r1750412,r1750416,r1750474,r1750494,r1750508 from trunk:

mod_proxy_{http,ajp,fcgi}: don't reuse backend connections with data

available before the request is sent. PR 57832.

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