Apache HTTP Server 2.0.50 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the  The Apache HTTP Server Project are
   pleased to announce the release of version 2.0.50 of the Apache HTTP
   Server ("Apache").  This Announcement notes the significant changes
   in 2.0.50 as compared to 2.0.49.  The Announcement is also available in
   German from:

   This version of Apache is principally a bug fix release.  A summary of
   the bug fixes is given at the end of this document.  Of particular
   note is that 2.0.50 addresses two security vulnerabilities:

     A remotely triggered memory leak in http header parsing can allow a
     denial of service attack due to excessive memory consumption.

     Fixes a mod_ssl buffer overflow in the FakeBasicAuth code for a
     (trusted) client certificate subject DN which exceeds 6K in length.
   This release is compatible with modules compiled for 2.0.42 and later
   versions.  We consider this release to be the best version of Apache
   available and encourage users of all prior versions to upgrade.

   Apache HTTP Server 2.0.50 is available for download from


   Please see the CHANGES_2.0 file, linked from the above page, for
   a full list of changes.

   Apache 2.0 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
   boosts over the 1.3 codebase.  For an overview of new features introduced
   after 1.3 please see


   When upgrading or installing this version of Apache, please keep
   in mind the following:
   If you intend to use Apache with one of the threaded MPMs, you must
   ensure that the modules (and the libraries they depend on) that you
   will be using are thread-safe.  Please contact the vendors of these
   modules to obtain this information.

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