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From "Philippe M. Chiasson" <>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] mod_perl 1.30
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2007 07:00:06 GMT

has entered CPAN as

   file: $CPAN/authors/id/G/GO/GOZER/mod_perl-1.30.tar.gz
   size: 389029 bytes
    md5: bfd6f6cff1ab1cc3dbb58a236701d169

This release is a security release.

This is the first release in a long while, and even though it was
triggered by an important security issue,a it also includes a good
collection of bug fixes, so upgrading is doubly a good idea!

URL regular expression DoS (CVE-2007-1349)

A flaw was discovered in the Apache::PerlRun module shipped with  
mod_perl 1.29 and earlier and in the ModPerl::RegistryCooker module  
shipped with mod_perl 2.03 and earlier. A remote attacker could craft  
a URL with a path that would be interpreted as a regular expression,  
potentially allowing a denial of service by creating an expression  
that will take a very long time to run. This vulnerability only  
affects Apache::PerlRun and custom subclasses of  
ModPerl::RegistryCooker that explicitly use the namespace_from_uri()  
method. The Apache::Registry, ModPerl::PerlRun, and ModPerl::Registry  
modules are NOT affected.

Users of mod_perl 1.29 and earlier are encouraged to upgrade to 1.30  
if they use Apache::PerlRun for their applications.

Changes since 1.29:

SECURITY: CVE-2007-1349 (
fix unescaped variable interpolation in Apache::PerlRun
regular expression to prevent regex engine tampering.
reported by Alex Solovey
[Randal L. Schwartz <>, Fred Moyer  

sync Apache-SizeLimit with latest version from CPAN (0.91)
[Philip M. Gollucci, Philippe M. Chiasson]

Fix an Apache::(Registry|PerlRun) bug caused by special characters
in the url []

Display a more verbose message if can't be loaded
[Geoffrey Young]

Fix incorrect win32 detection in Apache::SizeLimit reported by
Matt Phillips <> [Philippe M. Chiasson]

The print-a-scalar-reference feature is now deprecated and documented
as such [Stas]

fix "PerlSetVar Foo 0" so that $r->dir_config('Foo') returns 0, not  
[Geoffrey Young]

for some reason .pm files during the modperl build see $ENV{PERL5LIB}
set in Makefile.PL, which is used for generating Makefiles, as
"PERL5LIB=/path:/another/path" instead of "/path:/another/path"
essentially rendering this env var useless. I'm not sure why, may be
MakeMaker kicks in somewhere. Trying to workaround by
s/PERL5LIB/PERL5LIB_ENV/, using anything that's not PERL5LIB. [Stas]

change $INC{$key} = undef; to delete $INC{$key}; in PerlFreshRestart
[Geoffrey Young]

Fix a bug in Makefile.PL for Win32 where it would, in
certain cases, pick up the wrong Perl include directory
[Steve Hay]

Philippe M. Chiasson     GPG: F9BFE0C2480E7680 1AE53631CB32A107 88C3A5A5       m/gozer\@(apache|cpan|ectoplasm)\.org/

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