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Apache Patch Fixes Security Holes

Apache Patch Fixes Security Holes

The Apache Software Foundation has upgraded the Apache 2.0 web server to fix two security vulnerabilities.

The first is a significant denial of service hole whose details are to be disclosed on April 8.

The second relates to leaks of several file descriptors to "child processes" such as CGI scripts, which could constitute a security threat on servers running untrusted CGI scripts.

The security holes are said to affect all platforms.

Besides fixing the vulnerabilities, the Apache 2.0.45 upgrade also fixes a bunch of bugs in the 2.0.44 version.

The Apache foundation warned OS/2 users, however, that even with the 2.0.45 version, they would still be vulnerable to denial of service attacks. OS/2 users will get a fix with the 2.0.46 version.

Apache is the most popular web server, estimated to account for about 63% of all web servers on the Internet, according to Netcraft.

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