[5.4] A child process of httpd aborted due to double free

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4
  • httpd 2.2.3-31.el5
  • x86_64

Issue

  •   Achild process of httpd aborted due to double free. 

  • It dumped a core then. An error message regarding "double free" has been reported to /var/log/httpd/error_log:

[Thu Aug 19 09:39:39 2010] [notice] Apache configured -- resuming normal operations
*** glibc detected *** /usr/sbin/httpd: double free or corruption (!prev): 0x00002b91590b22a0 ***

Resolution

  • To be released as RHBA-2010:10365-01

Root Cause

  • Error occurrs due to a corrupted double-linked list

Diagnostic Steps

  • See the attached file.

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