Starting OHS Fails With Error "httpd.worker: free(): invalid pointer" After Enabling SSL (Doc ID 1929789.1)

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version 11.1.1.1.0 to 11.1.1.9.0 [Release Oracle11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle Http Server 11.1.1.6 fails to start using a new wallet. It throws the following errors -

[Tue Sep 02 10:07:57 2014] [warn] Errors will be logged into /home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/epmsystem3/httpConfig/ohs/diagnostics/logs/OHS/ohs_component/ohs_component.log
*** glibc detected *** /home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/bin/httpd.worker: free(): invalid pointer: 0x000000000e12aaf0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib64/libc.so.6[0x3b22c722ef]
/lib64/libc.so.6(cfree+0x4b)[0x3b22c7273b]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nzumfree+0x64)[0x2b678a665876]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nztiFIC_Free_Identity_Contents+0x45)[0x2b678a694def]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nztiDI_Destroy_Identity+0x3a)[0x2b678a694d84]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nztiFIL_Free_Identity_List+0x5a)[0x2b678a694d36]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nztnFPC_Free_Persona_Contents+0x45)[0x2b678a698cb5]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nztnDAP_Destroy_A_Persona+0x41)[0x2b678a698c51]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nztnFPL_Free_Persona_List+0x56)[0x2b678a698c00]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nztwFWC_Free_Wallet_Contents+0x70)[0x2b678a69b2e6]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/lib/libnnz11.so(nzos_OpenWallet+0x3d)[0x2b678a6aa071]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/modules/mod_ossl.so[0x2b678ca70eff]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/modules/mod_ossl.so(is_sso_wallet+0x1a)[0x2b678ca71010]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/modules/mod_ossl.so[0x2b678ca714a2]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/modules/mod_ossl.so(ssl_pphrase_Handle+0x13d)[0x2b678ca72075]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/modules/mod_ossl.so(ssl_init_Module+0x229)[0x2b678ca68deb]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/bin/httpd.worker(ap_run_post_config+0xc8)[0x44fcd0]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/bin/httpd.worker(main+0x10ad)[0x42debf]
/lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf4)[0x3b22c1d994]
/home/epmadmin/Oracle/Middleware/ohs/ohs/bin/httpd.worker(apr_bucket_mmap_make+0x5a)[0x426bea]

Changes

 OHS was working well with an old wallet. Since the certificates in the existing wallet are expiring a new wallet containing new certificates was created

Cause

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