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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@apache.org>
Subject [Announce] Apache HTTP Server 2.2.29 Released
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:46:30 GMT
                       Apache HTTP Server 2.2.29 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are
   pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.29 of the Apache HTTP
   Server ("Apache"). (Note that 2.2.28 was not released). This version
   of Apache is principally a security and bug fix maintenance release,
   and addresses these specific security defects as well as other fixes;

    CVE-2014-0118 (cve.mitre.org)
     mod_deflate: The DEFLATE input filter (inflates request bodies) now
     limits the length and compression ratio of inflated request bodies to
     avoid denial of sevice via highly compressed bodies. See directives
     DeflateInflateLimitRequestBody, DeflateInflateRatioLimit,
     and DeflateInflateRatioBurst.

    CVE-2014-0231 (cve.mitre.org)
     mod_cgid: Fix a denial of service against CGI scripts that do
     not consume stdin that could lead to lingering HTTPD child processes
     filling up the scoreboard and eventually hanging the server. By
     default, the client I/O timeout (Timeout directive) now applies to
     communication with scripts. The CGIDScriptTimeout directive can be
     used to set a different timeout for communication with scripts.

    CVE-2014-0226 (cve.mitre.org)
     Fix a race condition in scoreboard handling, which could lead to
     a heap buffer overflow.

    CVE-2013-5704 (cve.mitre.org)
     HTTP trailers could be used to replace HTTP headers late during
     request processing, potentially undoing or otherwise confusing
     modules that examined or modified request headers earlier.
     Adds "MergeTrailers" directive to restore this legacy behavior.

   We consider the Apache HTTP Server 2.4 release to be the best version
   of Apache available, and encourage users of 2.2 and all prior versions
   to upgrade. This 2.2 maintenance release is offered for those unable
   to upgrade at this time. For further details, see:

     http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.4.txt

   Apache HTTP Server 2.4 and 2.2.29 are available for download from:

     http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

   Please see the CHANGES_2.2 file, linked from the download page, for a
   full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.2.29 includes only
   those changes introduced since the prior 2.2 release. A summary of all
   of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases
   is available:

     http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html

   This release includes the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.5.1
   and APR Utility Library (APR-util) version 1.5.3, bundled with the tar
   and zip distributions. The APR libraries libapr and libaprutil (and
   on Win32, libapriconv version 1.2.1) must all be updated to ensure
   binary compatibility and address many known security and platform bugs.
   APR version 1.5 and APR-util version 1.5 represent minor version upgrades
   from earlier httpd 2.2 source distributions.

   This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.0 API and is superceeded
   by the Apache 2.4 API. Modules written for Apache 2.0 or 2.4 will need
   to be recompiled in order to run with Apache 2.2, and most will require
   minimal or no source code changes.

   When upgrading or installing this version of Apache, please bear in mind
   that if you intend to use Apache with one of the threaded MPMs (other
   than the Prefork MPM), you must ensure that any modules you will be
   using (and the libraries they depend on) are thread-safe.

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