Apache HTTP Server 2.2.34 Released

The following information has been provided by the HTTPD announce mailing list.

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
announce the release of version 2.2.34 of the Apache HTTP Server
(“Apache”), the final maintenance release of the 2.2 series. No
further 2.2 releases are anticipated. This version of Apache is
principally a security and bug fix maintenance release.

We consider the current Apache HTTP Server 2.4 release to be the best
version of Apache available, and encourage every user of 2.2 and all
prior versions to upgrade. This final 2.2 release is offered for those
unable to upgrade at this moment.

Take note that Apache Web Server Project will provide no future release
of the 2.2.x series, although some security patches may be published
through December of 2017. These will be collected at the URL;

http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/patches/apply_to_2.2.34/

No further maintenance patches of 2.2.x will be published. Users are
strongly encouraged to promptly complete their transitions to the
2.4.x flavor of httpd to receive any future benefit from the user
community or the Apache HTTP Server project developers.

For further details about the currently supported release, see:

http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.4.txt

Apache HTTP Server 2.4 and 2.2.34 are available for download from:

http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

Please see the CHANGES_2.2 file, linked from the download page, for a
full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.2.34 includes only
those changes introduced since the prior 2.2 release. A summary of all
of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases
is available:

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html

Note that the Apache HTTP Server project will discontinue evaluations
and corresponding advisories to this resource effective January, 2018.

This release includes the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.5.2
and APR Utility Library (APR-util) version 1.5.4, bundled with the tar
and zip distributions. The APR libraries libapr and libaprutil (and
on Win32, libapriconv version 1.2.1) must all be updated to ensure
binary compatibility and address many known security and platform bugs.
APR version 1.5 and APR-util version 1.5 represent minor version upgrades
from earlier httpd 2.2 source distributions.

Note this package also includes very stale and known-vulnerable versions
of the Expat [http://expat.sourceforge.net/] and PCRE [http://www.pcre.org/]
packages. Users are strongly encouraged to first install the most recent
versions of these components (of PCRE 8.x, not PCRE2 10.x at this time.)

This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.0 API and is superceeded
by the Apache 2.4 API. Modules written for Apache 2.2 will need to be
recompiled in order to run with Apache 2.4, and most will require minimal
or no source code changes.

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.27 Released

The following information has been provided by the HTTPD announce mailing list.

 

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.27 Released

July 11, 2017

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.27 of the Apache
HTTP Server (“Apache”).  This version of Apache is our latest GA
release of the new generation 2.4.x branch of Apache HTTPD and
represents fifteen years of innovation by the project, and is
recommended over all previous releases. This release of Apache is
a security, feature, and bug fix release. Users are encouraged
to upgrade as soon as 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 2.4.27 is available for download from:

http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache 2.4 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
boosts over the 2.2 codebase.  For an overview of new features
introduced since 2.4 please see:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/new_features_2_4.html

Please see the CHANGES_2.4 file, linked from the download page, for a
full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.4.27 includes only
those changes introduced since the prior 2.4 release.  A summary of all
of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases
is available:

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html

Of particular note in this release are 3 COMPATIBILITY items:

o HTTP/2 will not be negotiated when using the Prefork MPM
o FastCGI compatibility with PHP-FPM is fixed
o mod_lua no longer exports the undocumented and unsupported
‘apr_table’ variable.

This release requires the Apache Portable Runtime (APR), minimum
version 1.5.x, and APR-Util, minimum version 1.5.x. Some features may
require the 1.6.x version of both APR and APR-Util. The APR libraries
must be upgraded for all features of httpd to operate correctly.

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

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/trunk/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.

Please note that Apache Web Server Project will only provide maintenance
releases of the 2.2.x flavor through June of 2017, and will provide some
security patches beyond this date through at least December of 2017.
Minimal maintenance patches of 2.2.x are expected throughout this period,
and users are strongly encouraged to promptly complete their transitions
to the the 2.4.x flavor of httpd to benefit from a much larger assortment
of minor security and bug fixes as well as new features.

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.26 Released

The following information has obtained from: http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.4.html

June 19, 2017

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.26 of the Apache HTTP Server (“Apache”). This version of Apache is our latest GA release of the new generation 2.4.x branch of Apache HTTPD and represents fifteen years of innovation by the project, and is recommended over all previous releases. This release of Apache is a security, feature, and bug fix release.

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

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.26 is available for download from:

http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

Please see the CHANGES_2.4 file, linked from the download page, for a full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.4.26 includes only those changes introduced since the prior 2.4 release. A summary of all of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases is available:

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html

This release requires the Apache Portable Runtime (APR), minimum version 1.5.x, and APR-Util, minimum version 1.5.x. Some features may require the 1.6.x version of both APR and APR-Util. The APR libraries must be upgraded for all features of httpd to operate correctly.

Apache HTTP Server 2.4 provides a number of improvements and enhancements over the 2.2 version. A listing and description of these features is available via:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/new_features_2_4.html

This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.2 API. Modules written for Apache 2.2 will need to be recompiled in order to run with Apache 2.4, and require minimal or no source code changes.

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/branches/2.4.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.

Please note that Apache Web Server Project will only provide maintenance releases of the 2.2.x flavor through June of 2017, and will provide some security patches beyond this date through at least December of 2017. Minimal maintenance patches of 2.2.x are expected throughout this period, and users are strongly encouraged to promptly complete their transitions to the the 2.4.x flavor of httpd to benefit from a much larger assortment of minor security and bug fixes as well as new features.