Apache HTTP Server 2.2.8 Released

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.8 of the Apache HTTP Server ("Apache"). This version of Apache is principally a bug and security fix
   release. The following potential security flaws are addressed:

     * CVE-2007-6421 (cve.mitre.org)
mod_proxy_balancer: Correctly escape the worker route and the worker
       redirect string in the HTML output of the balancer manager.
       Reported by SecurityReason.

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_balancer module. On sites where mod_proxy_balancer is enabled, a cross-site scripting attack against
       an authorized user is possible.

     * CVE-2007-6422 (cve.mitre.org)
Prevent crash in balancer manager if invalid balancer name is passed
       as parameter. Reported by SecurityReason.

A flaw was found in the mod_proxy_balancer module. On sites where
       mod_proxy_balancer is enabled, an authorized user could send a
carefully crafted request that would cause the Apache child process
       handling that request to crash. This could lead to a denial of
       service if using a threaded Multi-Processing Module.

     * CVE-2007-6388 (cve.mitre.org)
       mod_status: Ensure refresh parameter is numeric to prevent
       a possible XSS attack caused by redirecting to other URLs.
       Reported by SecurityReason.

A flaw was found in the mod_status module. On sites where mod_status
       is enabled and the status pages were publicly accessible, a
cross-site scripting attack is possible. Note that the server- status page is not enabled by default and it is best practice to not make
       this publicly available.

     * CVE-2007-5000 (cve.mitre.org)
mod_imagemap: Fix a cross-site scripting issue. Reported by JPCERT.

       A flaw was found in the mod_imap module. On sites where
mod_imap is enabled and an imagemap file is publicly available, a
       cross-site scripting attack is possible.

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

   Apache HTTP Server 2.2.8 is available for download from:


Apache 2.2 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance boosts over the 2.0 codebase. For an overview of new features introduced
   since 2.0 please see:


Please see the CHANGES_2.2 file, linked from the download page, for a
   full list of changes.  A condensed list, CHANGES_2.2.8 provides the
complete list of changes since 2.2.6 (2.2.7 was not released). A summary of security vulnerabilities which were addressed in the previous 2.2.6
   and earlier releases is available:


Apache HTTP Server 1.3.41 and 2.0.63 legacy releases are also currently
   available.  See the appropriate CHANGES from the url above.  See the
corresponding CHANGES files linked from the download page. The Apache
   HTTP Project developers strongly encourage all users to migrate to
   Apache 2.2, as only limited maintenance is performed on these legacy

This release includes the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.2.12 bundled with the tar and zip distributions. The APR libraries libapr and libaprutil (and on Win32, libapriconv) must all be updated to ensure
   binary compatibility and address many known platform bugs.

This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.0 API. Modules written for Apache 2.0 will need to be recompiled in order to run with Apache 2.2,
   and require minimal or no source code changes.

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/ VERSIONING

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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