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From j..@apache.org
Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3 Announcement
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 19:35:54 GMT
jim         2003/10/22 12:35:54

  Modified:    .        Announcement
  Log:
  Hmmm... Let work up an Announcement
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.94      +25 -70    apache-1.3/Announcement
  
  Index: Announcement
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-1.3/Announcement,v
  retrieving revision 1.93
  retrieving revision 1.94
  diff -u -r1.93 -r1.94
  --- Announcement	19 Jul 2003 06:31:23 -0000	1.93
  +++ Announcement	22 Oct 2003 19:35:54 -0000	1.94
  @@ -1,35 +1,21 @@
   
  -                   Apache HTTP Server 1.3.28 Released
  +                   Apache HTTP Server 1.3.29 Released
   
      The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache HTTP Server Project are
  -   pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.28 of the Apache HTTP
  +   pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.29 of the Apache HTTP
      Server ("Apache").  This Announcement notes the significant changes
  -   in 1.3.28 as compared to 1.3.27.
  +   in 1.3.29 as compared to 1.3.28.
   
  -   This version of Apache is principally a bug and security fix release.
  +   This version of Apache is principally a bug fix release.
      A partial summary of the bug fixes is given at the end of this document.
  -   A full listing of changes can be found in the CHANGES file.  Of
  -   particular note is that 1.3.28 addresses and fixes 3 potential
  -   security issues:
  -
  -    o CAN-2003-0460 (cve.mitre.org): Fix the rotatelogs support program on
  -      Win32 and OS/2 to ignore special control characters received over the
  -      pipe.  Previously such characters could cause it to quit logging and
  -      exit.  We would like to thank the Hitachi Incident Response team for
  -      their responsible disclosure of this issue.
  +   A full listing of changes can be found in the CHANGES file.
   
  -    o VU#379828 : The server could crash when going into an infinite loop
  -      due to too many subsequent internal redirects and nested subrequests. 
  -   
  -    o Eliminated leaks of several file descriptors to child processes, such
  -      as CGI scripts.
  -
  -   We consider Apache 1.3.28 to be the best version of Apache 1.3 available
  +   We consider Apache 1.3.29 to be the best version of Apache 1.3 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 1.3.28 is available for download from
  +   Apache 1.3.29 is available for download from
      
          http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi
                   - or -
  @@ -86,64 +72,33 @@
      Apache 2.0 for better performance, stability and security on their
      platforms.
   
  -                     Apache 1.3.28 Major changes
  -
  -  Security vulnerabilities
  -
  -     * CAN-2003-0460 (cve.mitre.org): Fix the rotatelogs support program on
  -       Win32 and OS/2 to ignore special control characters received over the
  -       pipe.  Previously such characters could cause it to quit logging and
  -       exit.  We would like to thank the Hitachi Incident Response team for
  -       their responsible disclosure of this issue.
  +                     Apache 1.3.29 Major changes
   
  -     * VU#379828 : The server could crash when going into an infinite loop
  -       due to too many subsequent internal redirects and nested subrequests. 
  -   
  -     * Eliminated leaks of several file descriptors to child processes, such
  -       as CGI scripts.
   
     New features
   
  -   The main new features in 1.3.28 (compared to 1.3.27) are:
  -
  -     * Added new ap_register_cleanup_ex() API function which allows
  -       for a "magic" cleanup function to be run at register time
  -       rather than at cleanup time. 
  -
  -     * Improvements to mod_usertrack that allows for a regular (verbose)
  -       as well as "compact" version of the tracking cookie (the new
  -       'CookieFormat' directive), and the ability to prepend a string
  -       to the cookie via the 'CookiePrefix' directive.
  -
      New features that relate to specific platforms:
   
  -     * Introduce Win32 .pdb diagnostic symbols into the Apache 1.3 build
  -       (as created in Apache 2.0.45 and later.)  which makes debugging and
  -       analysis of crash dumps and Dr. Watson logs trivial.
  -
  -     * AIX: Change the default accept mutex mechanism from pthread back to
  -       fcntl.
  +     * Enabled RFC1413 ident functionality for both Win32 and
  +       NetWare platforms.  This also included an alternate thread safe
  +       implementation of the socket timout functionality when querying
  +       the identd daemon.
   
     Bugs fixed
   
  -   The following noteworthy bugs were found in Apache 1.3.27 (or earlier)
  -   and have been fixed in Apache 1.3.28:
  +   The following noteworthy bugs were found in Apache 1.3.28 (or earlier)
  +   and have been fixed in Apache 1.3.29:
   
  -     * Make sure the accept mutex is released before calling child exit
  -       hooks and cleanups.
  +     * Within ap_bclose(), ap_pclosesocket() is now called consistently
  +       for sockets and ap_pclosef() for files. Also, closesocket()
  +       is used consistenly to close socket fd's. The previous
  +       confusion between socket and file fd's would cause problems
  +       with some applications now that we proactively close fd's to
  +       prevent leakage. PR 22805
  + 
  +     * Fixed mod_usertrack to not get false positive matches on the
  +       user-tracking cookie's name.  PR 16661.
   
  -     * Fix mod_rewrite's handling of absolute URIs.  The escaping routines
  -       now work scheme dependent and the query string will only be
  -       appended if supported by the particular scheme.
  -
  -     * Prevent obscenely large values of precision in ap_vformatter
  -       from clobbering a buffer.
  -
  -     * Update timeout algorithm in free_proc_chain. If a subprocess
  -       did not exit immediately, the thread would sleep for 3 seconds
  -       before checking the subprocess exit status again. In a very
  -       common case when the subprocess was an HTTP server CGI script,
  -       the CGI script actually exited a fraction of a second into the 3
  -       second sleep, which effectively limited the server to serving one 
  -       CGI request every 3 seconds across a persistent connection.
  +     * Prevent creation of subprocess Zombies when using CGI wrappers
  +       such as suExec and cgiwrap. PR 21737. [Numerous]
   
  
  
  

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