Description of problem:
EPEL7 currently includes nginx 1.10.2, which is vulnerable to CVE-2017-7529, and which will not be patched upstream due to being EOL. Version 1.12.1 is packaged in current Fedora.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install nginx
nginx is version 1.10.2
nginx should be version 1.12.1
nginx-1.12.2-1.el7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 7. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2017-1e541e27e9
nginx-1.12.2-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2017-1e541e27e9
Will this version end up in one of the next EPEL 7 package releases? I'm curious because the nginx core is updated from 1.10 to 1.12. This might break some deployments due to some possible changes between 1.10 and 1.12.
Is it common practice to update the package instead of backporting the security fix.
The Debian project backported the mitigation .
Patch from the CentOS/RHEL software collections  and Debian project .
nginx-1.12.2-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.