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Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3 Announcement
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2002 23:49:42 GMT
jim         02/01/22 15:49:42

  Modified:    .        Announcement
  Change for 1.3.23
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  1.80      +33 -127   apache-1.3/Announcement
  Index: Announcement
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-1.3/Announcement,v
  retrieving revision 1.79
  retrieving revision 1.80
  diff -u -r1.79 -r1.80
  --- Announcement	31 Oct 2001 15:05:17 -0000	1.79
  +++ Announcement	22 Jan 2002 23:49:41 -0000	1.80
  @@ -1,22 +1,21 @@
  -                            Apache 1.3.22 Released
  +                            Apache 1.3.23 Released
      The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache Server Project are
  -   pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.22 of the Apache HTTP
  -   server.  Apache version 1.3.21 was never released; this Announcement
  -   details the cumulative changes in 1.3.21 and 1.3.22.
  +   pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.23 of the Apache HTTP
  +   server. This Announcement notes the significant changes in 1.3.23.
      This version of Apache is principally a security fix release which
      closes some problems where a directory listing could be obtained
      instead of the default index page. A summary of the bug fixes and major
      new features is given at the end of this document.
  -   We consider Apache 1.3.22 to be the best version of Apache available
  +   We consider Apache 1.3.23 to be the best version of Apache available
      and we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially of
      the 1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon as possible. No further
      releases will be made in the 1.2.x family.
  -   Apache 1.3.22 is available for download from
  +   Apache 1.3.23 is available for download from

  @@ -68,137 +67,44 @@
      version, but is of acceptable quality. Win32 stability or security
      problems do not reflect on the Unix version.
  -                     Apache 1.3.20 - 1.3.22 Major changes
  +                     Apache 1.3.23 Major changes
     Security vulnerabilities
  -     * A vulnerability was found in the Win32 port of Apache 1.3.20.  A
  -       client submitting a very long URI could cause a directory listing
  -       to be returned rather than the default index page. A 403 Forbidden
  -       will now be returned.  CAN-2001-0729
  -     * A vulnerability was found in the split-logfile support program. A
  -       request with a specially crafted Host: header could allow any file
  -       with a .log extension on the system to be written to. PR#7848
  -       CAN-2001-0730
  -     * A vulnerability was found when Multiviews are used to negotiate
  -       the directory index. In some configurations, requesting a URI with
  -       a QUERY_STRING of M=D could return a directory listing rather than
  -       the expected index page.  CAN-2001-0731
  -     The security issues above have been assigned standardized names, CAN- 
  -     by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
  +     * None addressed.
     New features
  -   The main new features in 1.3.22 (compared to 1.3.20) are:
  -     * The user manual has been updated. As well as a number of small
  -       fixes these updates include new translations into French and
  -       Japanese, a guide to using Apache httpd on Cygwin, a lexicon of
  -       Apache error messages, updated TPF documentation, and a
  -       comprehensive guide to using log files
  -     * The user manual can now be moved out of the htdocs DocumentRoot
  -       during installation by invoking configure with the --manualdir=
  -       switch, to allow separation of on-line docs from regular contents.
  -     * The supplied icons are now also distributed in PNG format
  -     * A significant overhaul to the Apache Bench program, ab has taken
  -       place, as first reported in April. The new Apache Bench includes
  -       fixes, additional statistics, csv and gnuplot output, and some
  -       SSL support
  -     * New directives have been added to the mod_usertrack module, The
  -       first, CookieDomain, can be used to customise the Domain
  -       attribute.  The patch to add the CookieDomain directive was first
  -       submitted over two years ago. Historically mod_usertrack has used
  -       the obsolete Netscape cookie syntax. The new CookieStyle directive
  -       allows use of the RFC2109 or RFC2965 syntax instead. PR#5023,
  -       PR#5920, PR#6140.
  -     * The server will now display a warning if line-end comments (#) are
  -       found in the configuration file. Not all directives are able to
  -       handle comments on the same line
  -     * A new directive, AcceptMutex, allows run-time configuration of the
  -       mutex type used for accept serialization, currently a compile-time
  -       only setting in 1.3. Since different types of mutex have different
  -       performance characteristics on different platforms, this directive
  -       will allow administrators to tune their Apache server more easily.
  -       The current list of possible methods is: uslock, pthread, sysvsem,
  -       fcntl, flock, os2sem, tpfcore, none. Not all platforms support all
  -       methods
  -     * mod_auth has been enhanced to allow access to a document to be
  -       controlled based on the owner of the file being served. Require
  -       file-owner will only allow files to be served where the
  -       authenticated username matches the user that owns the document.
  -       Require file-group works in a similar way checking that the group
  -       matches
  +   The main new features in 1.3.23 (compared to 1.3.22) are:
  +     * HTTP/1.1 support for mod_proxy.
  +     * Other mod_proxy improvements.
  +     * The new 'FileETag' directive to allow one to build the
  +       format of the ETag via runtime directives.
  +     * Addition of a 'filter callback' function to enable modules to
  +       intercept the output byte stream for dynamic page caching.
      New features that relate to specific platforms:
  -     * A new directive, AcceptFilter, has been added to control BSD
  -       accept filters at run-time.  This should make it easier to move
  -       server binaries across different BSD machines without requiring
  -       recompilation.  Support for accept filters was first added to
  -       version 1.3.14, the functionality can postpone the requirement for
  -       a child process to handle a new connection until an HTTP request
  -       has arrived, therefore increasing the number of connections that a
  -       given number of child processes can handle
  -     * On Win32 mod_unique_id, mod_mime_magic, and the mod_vhost_alias
  -       modules are now enabled
  -     * The Cygwin port includes a number of fixes and updates.  Cygwin 
  -       support was first introduced in version 1.3.20
  -     * On Windows 2000, the service display names can now be modified 
  -       by the user (use the service control panel applet)
  -     * On Win32 a new option -W can be used to set up a dependency on
  -       another service, see win_service.html
  -     * The server will now take advantage of recent improvements to the
  -       TPF operating system which include an enhanced system fork and
  -       exec, updates to allow non-blocking file descriptors, and an
  -       update to shutdown processing
  +     * Use "httpready" accept filter rather than "dataready"
  +       on post 4.1.1-RELEASE versions of FreeBSD.
     Bugs fixed
  -   The following bugs were found in Apache 1.3.20 and have been fixed in
  -   Apache 1.3.22:
  -     * Under certain circumstances a child may crash due to a bug in
  -       mod_include.  If a server uses an ErrorDocument for 404 (request
  -       not found) errors which points to a server-parsed HTML file which
  -       uses a <!--#include  virtual="file" --> section, then a request
  -       containing %2f will result in a segfault. The segfault is harmless
  -       and does not cause a security problem, but is being triggered by
  -       the recent IIS worm
  -     * The Multiviews functionality has been fixed to prevent
  -       mod_negotiation from serving any multiview variant that contains
  -       unknown filename extensions. PR#8130
  -     * Apache will prefer installed version of the Expat library over the
  -       bundled version. This fixes conflicts when multiple copies of the
  -       Expat library get loaded (notably when using mod_perl and
  -       XML::Parsers::Expat)
  -     * UnsetEnv now works from the main body of a configuration file.
  -       PR#8254
  -     * When used as a reverse proxy any headers set by other modules
  -       (such as mod_usertrack or mod_securid) now get passed on to the
  -       back-end server. PR#6055
  -     * Server response headers can now be logged via the proxy. PR#7461
  -     * mod_proxy will now pay attention to HTTP headers that specify the
  -       request is not to be cached. PR#5668
  -     * When a client making a request via mod_proxy died unexpectedly,
  -       mod_proxy did not close its connection. PR#8090
  -     * The CacheForceCompletion directive has been fixed PR#7383,
  -       PR#8067, PR#6585
  -     * A memory leak has been fixed in the mod_mime_magic module
  -     * A Satisfy All option has been added to the default container
  -       designed to stop access to .htaccess files.  Without this
  -       directive, these files could still be fetched if they were within
  -       the scope of a Satisfy Any directive.
  +   The following bugs were found in Apache 1.3.22 and have been fixed in
  +   Apache 1.3.23:
  +     * Fix incorrect "Content-Length" header in the 416 response.
  +     * Revert mod_negotation's handling of path_info and query_args
  +       to the 1.3.20 behavior (PRs: 8628, 8582, 8538).
  +     * Prevent an Apache module from being loaded or added twice due
  +       to duplicate LoadModule or AddModule directives.
      The following bugs relate to specific platforms:
  -     * A number of fixes for NetWare have been added. These include:
  -       enabling long file names in htpasswd and htdigest, protection
  -       against ill behaved modules, better handling of abnormal
  -       shutdowns, dealing with the limited stack space during server side
  -       includes, and recognising special filenames such as proxy:http://
  -       correctly
  -     * A shutdown hang could occur on Solaris when using lots of piped
  -       TransferLogs and at least one piped ErrorLog
  -     * On EBCDIC platforms a bug in the proxy module stopped SSL proxying
  -       working
  -     * On Win32, mod_unique_id did not guarantee a unique ID due to
  -       threading
  -     * The Win32 Makefiles are now 100% compatible with the Microsoft
  -       Visual C++ compiler versions 5,6,7
  +     * Fixed the access forbidden problem when requesting an empty directory
  +       on Netware.
  +     * Do not kill the child process when accept() returns ENOBUFS on
  +       HPUX 11.*
  +     * A default locking mechanism has been defined for Unixware 7.0 and later.

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