Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454100
Security: CVE-2008-2364, CVE-2007-6420: Apache 2.2.9 released, offers significant performance/security improvements
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:50:45 EST
Description of problem: Fedora 8 and 9 use Apache 2.2.8. There are significant
improvements in 2.2.9 that I have seen on Windows that should also improve the
performance on Fedora.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.2.9
How reproducible: Always
Additional info: See http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2.9 for list
of improvements. This also fixes CVE-2007-6420 and CVE-2008-2364, the latter
probably was the one that fixed my high memory usage problem and caused an
unintentional DOS on a slow Windows server running 2.2.8.
Additionally, there are two significant security flaws with this, so much so
that I decided to change the title of the bug to downplay the improvements to
the rebased version, and spell out the flaws.
Thanks, Joe. Works for me! Closing this ticket.
Great. The update has not shipped yet - please leave the bug open, bodhi will
automatically close it with a link to the advisory, as appropriate.
One quick question, I know you are busy---
Is this a backported patch, or a true rebase to 2.2.9? IOW, are all the changes
found in the CHANGE_LOG linked above found in this version for F8?
It's a rebase to 2.2.9, yup.
OK, I was confused why, in the F8 update, only one of the two security flaws
were shown to be fixed, whereas in the F9 update, both are shown. Since they
are both fixed in both versions, it's no biggie; I just wanted to be assured
both were fixed.
Thanks again, and have a great day!
The mod_ssl/OpenSSL issue only affects specific versions of OpenSSL - only F9 is
Ah, that's right. Thanks for the clarification, and take care!
I see that this updated httpd package is in the development repo. When will it be promoted to the updates repo?
I installed it from Koji, and I didn't pay attention to see if this was pushed to updates. If it has, this needs to be closed, and I will do that if it has.
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