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Apache 1.3.24 Released! (fwd)
From: Jonas Eriksson <je () sekure net>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:20:23 +0100 (CET)



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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 15:19:52 -0500
From: Jim Jagielski <jim () apache org>
To: announce () apache org, announce () httpd apache org, users () httpd apache org,
     ml-apache () unix-ag org
Subject: Apache 1.3.24 Released!

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                            Apache 1.3.24 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache Server Project are
   pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.24 of the Apache
HTTP
   server.  This Announcement notes the significant changes in
1.3.24.

   This version of Apache is principally a security and bug fix
release.
   A summary of the bug fixes and major new features is given at the
end
   of this document.  Of particular note is that 1.3.24 addresses and
   fixes the issues noted in CAN-2002-0061 (mitre.org) regarding
escaping
   of command line args on Win32.  We would like to thank Ory Segal
   <ORY.SEGAL () SANCTUMINC COM> for discovering and reporting the
   vulnerability.

   We consider Apache 1.3.24 to be the best version of Apache
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 1.3.24 is available for download from
   
       http://httpd.apache.org/dist/httpd/

   Please see the CHANGES_1.3 file in the same directory for a full
list
   of changes.

   Binary distributions are available from

       http://httpd.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/

   The source and binary distributions are also available via any of
the
   mirrors listed at

       http://www.apache.org/mirrors/

   As of Apache 1.3.17, Win32 binary distributions are now based on
the
   Microsoft Installer (.MSI) technology.  This change occurred in
order to
   resolve the many problems WinME and Win2K users experienced with
the
   older InstallShield-based installer.exe file.  While development
   continues to make this new installation method more robust,
questions
   should be directed at the
news:comp.infosystems.www.servers.ms-windows
   newsgroup.

   As of Apache 1.3.12 binary distributions contain all standard
Apache
   modules as shared objects (if supported by the platform) and
include
   full source code.  Installation is easily done by executing the
   included install script.  See the README.bindist and
INSTALL.bindist
   files for a complete explanation.  Please note that the binary
   distributions are only provided for your convenience and current
   distributions for specific platforms are not always available.

   For an overview of new features introduced after 1.2 please see
   
   http://httpd.apache.org/docs/new_features_1_3.html

   In general, Apache 1.3 offers several substantial improvements
over
   version 1.2, including better performance, reliability and a wider
   range of supported platforms, including Windows NT and 2000 (which
   fall under the "Win32" label), OS2, Netware, and TPE threaded
   platforms.

   Apache is the most popular web server in the known universe; over
half
   of the servers on the Internet are running Apache or one of its
   variants.

   IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WIN32 USERS: Over the years, many users have
come
   to trust Apache as a secure and stable server.  It must be
realized
   that the current Win32 code has not yet reached the levels of the
Unix
   version, but is of acceptable quality.  Win32 stability or
security
   problems do not reflect on the Unix version.

                     Apache 1.3.24 Major changes

  Security vulnerabilities

     * Fix the security vulnerability noted in CAN-2002-0061
(mitre.org)
       regarding the escaping of command line args on Win32.
     * Prevent invalid client hostnames from appearing in the log
file.

  New features

   The main new features in 1.3.24 (compared to 1.3.23) are:

     * Various mod_proxy improvements, such as the new
ProxyIOBufferSize
       directive.
     * The new ''IgnoreCase' keyword to the IndexOptions directive.

   New features that relate to specific platforms:

     * Added the module mod_log_nw to handle log rotation under
NetWare.

  Bugs fixed

   The following bugs were found in Apache 1.3.23 (or earlier) and
have
   been fixed in Apache 1.3.24:

     * mod_rewrite's 'rnd' was broken and has been fixed.
     * The '-S' option of 'apxs' was not able to handle quotes; also
'apxs'
       is now rebuilt when options are changed.
     * proxy now correctly handles Cookies and X-Cache headers.

   The following bugs relate to specific platforms:

     * Fixed a problem in TPF when we were using the wrong subpool
when
       opening the error log.
     * pthread accept() mutexes on Solaris were broken (since we were
       not linking against pthread)


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