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Apache 1.3.19 Released Print E-mail
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Source: The Apache Project - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Security Projects Version 1.3.19 of the Apache web server has been released. This version fixes a security bug which could lead to a directory listing being displayed in place of an error message.. . . Version 1.3.19 of the Apache web server has been released. This version fixes a security bug which could lead to a directory listing being displayed in place of an error message.
                             Apache 1.3.19 Released     The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache Server Project are    pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.19 of the Apache HTTP    server. (Version 1.3.18 was not released due to an incorrect fix    addressing hostnames with url-escaped characters. A corrected fix will    be included in the next release)     This version of Apache is primarily a security fix release    addressing a problem which could lead to a directory listing being    displayed in place of an error message. Also, it fixes    some broken functionality present in the 1.3.17 release and    various Win32 issues.    A summary of the new features is given at the end of this document.     We consider Apache 1.3.19 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 1.3.19 is available for download from       http://httpd.apache.org/dist/     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/binaries/     The source and binary distributions are also available via any of the    mirrors listed at       http://www.apache.org/mirrors/     As of Apache 1.3.12 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.     As of Apache 1.3.17 the Win32 binary distribution is now based on the    Microsoft Installer (.MSI) technology.  This change occured in order    to resolve the many problems WinME and Win2K users experienced with    the older InstallShield-based installer .exe file.  Development    continues to make this new installation method more robust, questions    should be directed at the news:comp.infosystems.www.servers.ms-windows    news group.  Apache 1.3.17 for Win32 also marked the first 'initial    release quality' version available for Win32, and users are strongly    discouraged from using the older 'beta quality releases'.     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 95/98 and NT (which    fall under the "Win32" label).     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. Any Win32 stability or security    problems do not impact, in any way, Apache on other platforms.                           Apache 1.3.19  Major changes     The primary security fix is:      * The default installation could lead mod_negotiation and mod_dir or        mod_autoindex to display a directory listing instead of the        multiview'ed index.html.* files, if a very long path was created        artificially by using many slashes.  Now 403 FORBIDDEN is returned.     The bug fixes are:      * The ServerRoot directive now removes trailing slashes.      * Restore functionality broken by the mod_rewrite security fix:        The mod_rewrite string arithmetic is corrected for rewrite map.      * Some possible segfault conditions have been fixed.      * Under certain circumstances, Apache did not supply the        right response headers when requiring authentication.     The main new features include:      * New configuration error reporting if the UserDir argument is set        to a relative path on Win32 or Netware [which do not support home        directories], or a relative path on any platform if that path        includes the '*' username substitution.     Selected new features that relate to Windows platforms:      * Apache on Win9x now ensures the service is stopped before removal.      * Test httpd.conf (-t) now holds the console open on "SYNTAX OK".      * Apache/Win32 no longer holds open the console on error unless        it was invoked from a shortcut with the -w option.      * mod_user was significantly refactored to assure that the UserDir        directive is parsed effectively the same across platforms, fixing        a UserDir bug introduced in 1.3.17 on the Win32 platform.     Selected new features relating to other platforms:      * Netware problems with file extension truncatation are resolved.      * Netware recognizes the SERVER/VOLUME:/PATH/FILE filename pattern.      * Netware mod_tls properly disables nagle for SSL connections,        and properly negotiates SSL based on the port.      * Startup and Shutdown issues were addressed on TPF.  - --     |       Fujitsu Siemens                      |   81730  Munich,  Germany 

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