lighttpd 1.4.26 SSL bug

March 29, 2010

If you noticed an unexpected outage of my blog and all other sites on this web server, I apologize. This morning, I was greeted by a dead lighttpd web server and when restarting it, it decided to give me this error message instead:

2010-03-05 10:23:01: (network.c.529) SSL: error:00000000:lib(0):func(0):reason(0)

Luckily, a little bit of googling showed that this is a bug in lighttpd 1.4.26's SSL interface that can be fixed with this little workaround until a new version is released:

cd /tmp
tar xzf lighttpd-1.4.26.tar.gz
cd lighttpd-1.4.26

cd src
rm network.c
cd ..
./configure && make install

As you can see, the server is happily back up and running. Thanks to sekuritatea for the fix.

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