[ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache HTTP Server 2.2.11 Released

                       Apache HTTP Server 2.2.11 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are
   pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.11 of the Apache HTTP
   Server ("Apache").  This version of Apache is principally a bug fix

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

   Apache HTTP Server 2.2.11 is available for download from:


   Apache 2.2 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
   boosts over the 2.0 codebase.  For an overview of new features
   introduced since 2.0 please see:


   Please see the CHANGES_2.2 file, linked from the download page, for a
   full list of changes.  A condensed list, CHANGES_2.2.11 provides the
   complete list of changes since 2.2.10. A summary of security
   vulnerabilities which were addressed in the previous 2.2.10 and earlier
   releases is available:


   Apache HTTP Server 1.3.41 and 2.0.63 legacy releases are also currently
   available.  See the appropriate CHANGES from the url above.  See the
   corresponding CHANGES files linked from the download page.  The Apache
   HTTP Project developers strongly encourage all users to migrate to
   Apache 2.2, as only limited maintenance is performed on these legacy

   This release includes the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.3.3
   bundled with the tar and zip distributions.  The APR libraries libapr
   and libaprutil (and on Win32, libapriconv) must all be updated to ensure
   binary compatibility and address many known platform bugs.

   This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.0 API.  Modules written
   for Apache 2.0 will need to be recompiled in order to run with Apache
   2.2, 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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SA-2008-073 – Drupal core – Multiple vulnerabilities

  • Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-2008-073
  • Project: Drupal core
  • Versions: 5.x and 6.x
  • Date: 2008-December-10
  • Security risk: Moderately Critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Multiple vulnerabilities


Multiple vulnerabilities and weaknesses were discovered in Drupal.

Cross site request forgery

The update system is vulnerable to Cross site request forgeries. Malicious users may cause the superuser (user 1) to execute old updates that may damage the database.

Cross site scripting

When an input format is deleted, not all existing content on a site is updated to reflect this deletion. Such content is then displayed unfiltered. This may lead to cross site scripting attacks when harmful tags are no longer stripped from ‘malicious’ content that was posted earlier.

Versions Affected

  • Drupal 5.x before version 5.13
  • Drupal 6.x before version 6.7


Install the latest version:

  • If you are running Drupal 5.x then upgrade to Drupal 5.13.
  • If you are running Drupal 6.x then upgrade to Drupal 6.7.

Note: the robots.txt and .htaccess files have changed and need to be replaced. The settings.php file has not been changed and can be left as it was if upgrading from the current version of Drupal.

If you are unable to upgrade immediately, you can apply a patch to secure your installation until you are able to do a proper upgrade. The patches fix security vulnerabilities, but do not contain other fixes which were released in these versions.

Reported by

Both issues were reported by David Rothstein (David_Rothstein).


The security team for Drupal can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the form at http://drupal.org/contact.

Drupal version: 

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Stack-based buffer overflow in Apple QuickTime Player 7.5.5 and iTunes allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a MOV file with “long arguments,” related to an “off by one overflow.” (CVSS:9.3) (Last Update:2009-01-29)

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