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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Apache HTTP Server 2.4.4 Released
26 February 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Apache HTTP Server
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-4558 CVE-2012-3499
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Apache HTTP Server 2.4.4 Released
The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.4 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 version of Apache is
principally a security and bug fix release, including the following
2 security fixes:
*) SECURITY: CVE-2012-3499 (cve.mitre.org)
Various XSS flaws due to unescaped hostnames and URIs HTML output in
mod_info, mod_status, mod_imagemap, mod_ldap, and mod_proxy_ftp.
*) SECURITY: CVE-2012-4558 (cve.mitre.org)
XSS in mod_proxy_balancer manager interface.
Apache HTTP Server 2.4.4 is available for download from:
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:
Please see the CHANGES_2.4 file, linked from the download page, for a
full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.4.4 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
This release requires the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.4.x
and APR-Util version 1.4.x. 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.
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.
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