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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache HTTP Server 2.2.8 (2.0.63, 1.3.41) Released
Apache HTTP Server 2.2.8 Released

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
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 (
mod_proxy_balancer: Correctly escape the worker route and the
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
mod_proxy_balancer is enabled, a cross-site scripting attack
an authorized user is possible.

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

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

* CVE-2007-6388 (
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
is enabled and the status pages were publicly accessible, a
cross-site scripting attack is possible. Note that the server-
page is not enabled by default and it is best practice to not
this publicly available.

* CVE-2007-5000 (
mod_imagemap: Fix a cross-site scripting issue. Reported by

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
boosts over the 2.0 codebase. For an overview of new features
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
of security vulnerabilities which were addressed in the previous
and earlier releases is available:

Apache HTTP Server 1.3.41 and 2.0.63 legacy releases are also
available. See the appropriate CHANGES from the url above. See the
corresponding CHANGES files linked from the download page. The
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
bundled with the tar and zip distributions. The APR libraries
and libaprutil (and on Win32, libapriconv) must all be updated to
binary compatibility and address many known platform bugs.

This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.0 API. Modules
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.

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
than the Prefork MPM), you must ensure that any modules you will
be using
(and the libraries they depend on) are thread-safe.