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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject [users@httpd] [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9 Released
Date Sat, 14 Jun 2008 11:41:38 GMT
                      Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9 Released

  The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are
  pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.9 of the Apache HTTP  
  ("Apache").  This version of Apache is principally a bug and  
security fix
  release. The following potential security flaws are addressed:

    * CVE-2008-2364 (
      mod_proxy_http: Better handling of excessive interim responses
      from origin server to prevent potential denial of service and high
      memory usage. Reported by Ryujiro Shibuya.

    * CVE-2007-6420 (
      mod_proxy_balancer: Prevent CSRF attacks against the balancer- 

  We consider this release to be the best version of Apache available,  
  encourage users of all prior versions to upgrade.

  Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9 is available for download from:

  Apache 2.2 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
  boosts over the 2.0 codebase.  For an overview of new features  
  since 2.0 please see:

  Please see the CHANGES_2.2 file, linked from the download page, for a
  full list of changes.  A condensed list, CHANGES_2.2.9 provides the
  complete list of changes since 2.2.8. A summary of security  
  which were addressed in the previous 2.2.8 and earlier releases is  

  Apache HTTP Server 1.3.41 and 2.0.63 legacy releases are also  
  available.  See the appropriate CHANGES from the url above.  See the
  corresponding CHANGES files linked from the download page.  The Apache
  HTTP Project developers strongly encourage all users to migrate to
  Apache 2.2, as only limited maintenance is performed on these legacy

  This release includes the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.3.0
  bundled with the tar and zip distributions.  The APR libraries libapr
  and libaprutil (and on Win32, libapriconv) must all be updated to  
  binary compatibility and address many known platform bugs.

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

  When upgrading or installing this version of Apache, please bear in  
  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  
  (and the libraries they depend on) are thread-safe.

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