Recent repo updates: ModSecurity, XCache, httpd

January 23, 2008 by · 55 Comments 

I've been a bit lax over the past week or so, but there's been a few packages I've updated since the last post. On January 8th I updated XCache to 1.2.2. On January 15th I updated mod_security to eliminate that config bug that affected some 32-bit users. Finally, yesterday, January 22nd, I updated Apache's httpd to 2.2.8.

On that last one, there were two versions of httpd posted yesterday: "jason.2" and "jason.3". If you've got "jason.2" then I'd suggest you run another "yum update" as I decided to make a last minute change to stomp out a possible initscript issue that may have affected some users. If you get a couple warning messages during the upgrade you can ignore them; they aren't important and they won't come back once you are on "jason.3".

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MySQL, ModSecurity updated

December 18, 2007 by · 2 Comments 

I forgot to mention, but I updated a couple packages the end of last week. ModSecurity (mod_security) was updated to 2.1.4 and MySQL 5.0.48 (still haven't gotten 5.0.50 or 5.0.51 to pass testing) was rebuilt to add the cluster components ('mysql-cluster').

mod_security, mod_perl, mod_python, php-pear, mysql updated

September 21, 2007 by · 16 Comments 

Earlier today I rolled out a bunch of updates to the packages in the repo. If you use any of these you'll need to run a "yum update" to pull them in. Complete details on the updates are at the bottom of this post.

The only update I would consider "critical" is MySQL. Bug #31001 was found after the release of the sources and is probably a deal-breaker for anyone using InnoDB tables as "ORDER BY DESC" no longer works. This respin includes a patch to fix that glitch.

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ModSecurity (mod_security) Packages Now Available

August 24, 2007 by · 34 Comments 

ModSecurity (mod_security) 2.1.2 has been added to my Yum Repository at the request of multiple users. ModSecurity is a Web Application Firewall that can help to minimize the threat from attacks such as SQL injections, protocol violations, and other common attacks. The standard configuration is courtesy of the ModSecurity Core Rules and will do a pretty good job of protecting your site from all of the script-kiddies out there (although that's no excuse for not keeping your system up to date).

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