jim at apache
Mar 22, 2002, 1:19 PM
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Apache 1.3.24 Released
The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache Server Project are
pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.24 of the Apache
server. This Announcement notes the significant changes in
This version of Apache is principally a security and bug fix
A summary of the bug fixes and major new features is given at the
of this document. Of particular note is that 1.3.24 addresses and
fixes the issues noted in CAN-2002-0061 (mitre.org) regarding
of command line args on Win32. We would like to thank Ory Segal
<ORY.SEGAL [at] SANCTUMINC> for discovering and reporting the
We consider Apache 1.3.24 to be the best version of Apache
and we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially
the 1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon as possible. No
releases will be made in the 1.2.x family.
Apache 1.3.24 is available for download from
Please see the CHANGES_1.3 file in the same directory for a full
Binary distributions are available from
The source and binary distributions are also available via any of
mirrors listed at
As of Apache 1.3.17, Win32 binary distributions are now based on
Microsoft Installer (.MSI) technology. This change occurred in
resolve the many problems WinME and Win2K users experienced with
older InstallShield-based installer.exe file. While development
continues to make this new installation method more robust,
should be directed at the
As of Apache 1.3.12 binary distributions contain all standard
modules as shared objects (if supported by the platform) and
full source code. Installation is easily done by executing the
included install script. See the README.bindist and
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.
For an overview of new features introduced after 1.2 please see
In general, Apache 1.3 offers several substantial improvements
version 1.2, including better performance, reliability and a wider
range of supported platforms, including Windows NT and 2000 (which
fall under the "Win32" label), OS2, Netware, and TPE threaded
Apache is the most popular web server in the known universe; over
of the servers on the Internet are running Apache or one of its
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WIN32 USERS: Over the years, many users have
to trust Apache as a secure and stable server. It must be
that the current Win32 code has not yet reached the levels of the
version, but is of acceptable quality. Win32 stability or
problems do not reflect on the Unix version.
Apache 1.3.24 Major changes
* Fix the security vulnerability noted in CAN-2002-0061
regarding the escaping of command line args on Win32.
* Prevent invalid client hostnames from appearing in the log
The main new features in 1.3.24 (compared to 1.3.23) are:
* Various mod_proxy improvements, such as the new
* The new ''IgnoreCase' keyword to the IndexOptions directive.
New features that relate to specific platforms:
* Added the module mod_log_nw to handle log rotation under
The following bugs were found in Apache 1.3.23 (or earlier) and
been fixed in Apache 1.3.24:
* mod_rewrite's 'rnd' was broken and has been fixed.
* The '-S' option of 'apxs' was not able to handle quotes; also
is now rebuilt when options are changed.
* proxy now correctly handles Cookies and X-Cache headers.
The following bugs relate to specific platforms:
* Fixed a problem in TPF when we were using the wrong subpool
opening the error log.
* pthread accept() mutexes on Solaris were broken (since we were
not linking against pthread)
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Jim Jagielski [|] jim [at] jaguNET [|] http://www.jaguNET.com/
"A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order
will lose both and deserve neither" - T.Jefferson