Article ID: 6362, created on May 21, 2009, last review on Jul 24, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • H-Sphere 3.3


Parallels H-Sphere apache 2.* based web server crashes with segmentation fault (and even core dumped) during start:

# /etc/init.d/httpd start

Starting httpd:

/etc/init.d/httpd: line 158: 4873 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $HTTPD $DSSL -f $HTTPD_CONF




The reason of the crash is:

#0 0x00d03ee7 in ssleay_rand_status () from /hsphere/shared/apache2/modules/

Cannot access memory at address 0x18


The problem is related to openssl bug:

that appears in OpenSSL versions before 0.9.7k and 0.9.8c.


To solve the problem OpenSSL should be updated to the version greater than 0.9.8c.

In case Parallels H-Sphere do not provide own SSL packages, customers should do the update or ask operating system vendor for corresponded support.


f213b9fa8759d57bee5d547445806fe7 6311ae17c1ee52b36e68aaf4ad066387 3fce07d43dd909dcf7cad8a0e8c377eb

Email subscription for changes to this article
Save as PDF