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From Jim Jagielski <...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 Released
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:19:28 GMT
           Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 Released

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.12 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, feature and bug fix release. NOTE: there
was no release of 2.4.11.

CVE-2014-3583 (cve.mitre.org)
 mod_proxy_fcgi: Fix a potential crash due to buffer over-read, with 
 response headers' size above 8K.

CVE-2014-3581 (cve.mitre.org)
 mod_cache: Avoid a crash when Content-Type has an empty value.
 PR 56924.

CVE-2014-8109 (cve.mitre.org)
 mod_lua: Fix handling of the Require line when a LuaAuthzProvider is
 used in multiple Require directives with different arguments.

CVE-2013-5704 (cve.mitre.org)
 core: HTTP trailers could be used to replace HTTP headers
 late during request processing, potentially undoing or
 otherwise confusing modules that examined or modified
 request headers earlier.  Adds "MergeTrailers" directive to restore
 legacy behavior.

Also in this release are some exciting new features including:

*) Proxy FGI and websockets improvements
*) Proxy capability via handler
*) Finer control over scoping of RewriteRules
*) Unix Domain Socket (UDS) support for mod_proxy backends.
*) Support for larger shared memory sizes for mod_socache_shmcb
*) mod_lua and mod_ssl enhancements
*) Support named groups and backreferences within the LocationMatch,
   DirectoryMatch, FilesMatch and ProxyMatch directives.

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

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 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_2.4.12 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 1.5.x
and APR-Util version 1.5.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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