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From Jim Jagielski <...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache HTTP Server (httpd) 2.4.6 Released
Date Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:56:04 GMT
                Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
   are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.6 of the Apache
   HTTP Server ("Apache").  This version of Apache is our latest GA
   release of the new generation 2.4.x branch of Apache HTTPD and
   represents fifteen years of innovation by the project, and is
   recommended over all previous releases. This release of Apache is
   principally a security and bug fix release, including the following
   2 security fixes:

    *) SECURITY: CVE-2013-1896 (cve.mitre.org)
       Sending a MERGE request against a URI handled by mod_dav_svn
       with the source href (sent as part of the request body as XML)
       pointing to a URI that is not configured for DAV will trigger a

    *) SECURITY: CVE-2013-2249 (cve.mitre.org)
       mod_session_dbd: Make sure that dirty flag is respected when saving
       sessions, and ensure the session ID is changed each time the session
       changes. This changes the format of the updatesession SQL statement.
       Existing configurations must be changed.

   Also in this release are some exciting new features including:

    *) Major updates to mod_lua
    *) Support for proxying websocket requests
    *) Higher performant shm-based cache implementation
    *) Addition of mod_macro for easier configuration management

   As well as several exciting fixes, especially those related to RFC edge
   cases in mod_cache and mod_proxy.

   NOTE: Apache httpd 2.4.5 was not released.

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

   Apache HTTP Server 2.4.6 is available for download from:


   Apache 2.4 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
   boosts over the 2.2 codebase.  For an overview of new features
   introduced since 2.4 please see:


   Please see the CHANGES_2.4 file, linked from the download page, for a
   full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.4.6 includes only
   those changes introduced since the prior 2.4 release.  A summary of all 
   of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases 
   is available:


   This release requires the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.4.x
   and APR-Util version 1.4.x. The APR libraries must be upgraded for all
   features of httpd to operate correctly.

   This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.2 API.  Modules written
   for Apache 2.2 will need to be recompiled in order to run with Apache
   2.4, and 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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