Apache Web Server (httpd) with JON snmpagt_module segmentation faults when an invalid request or request time-out occurs

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Issue

  • Encountering frequent Apache segmentation faults and core dumps
  • Encountering frequent Apache segmentation fault errors with coredumps
  • Apache log contains the following message:

    [notice] child pid 11421 exit signal Segmentation fault (11), possible coredump in /opt/webserver/apache
    
  • Apache web server produced a core dump due to exit signal Segmentation fault (11)

  • Apache access_log indicates a request with an empty request method at the time of a seg fault

    127.0.0.1 - - [08/Jun/2012:15:49:09 -0400] "-" 408 -
    

Environment

  • Apache Web Server (httpd) 2.2.21
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6
  • Apache snmpagt_module from Red Hat JBoss Operations Network (ON) 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1.0
  • HTTP Request which contains an empty request method
    • A request time-out (408 response)

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