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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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ModSecurity™is an open source, free web application firewall (WAF) Apache module. With over 70% of all attacks now carried out over the web application level, organizations need all the help they can get in making their systems secure.

Changelog v2.8.0
Bug fix
  • Build issue: Now using autotools to identify if sys/utsname.h is present.
  • Changed configure.ac version to 2.8

Changelog v2.8.0-rc1:

New features
  • JSON Parser is no longer under tests. Now it is part of our mainline.
  • Connection limits (SecConnReadStateLimit/SecConnWriteStateLimit) now support white and suspicious list.
  • New variables: FULL_REQUEST and FULL_REQUEST_LENGTH were added, allowing the rules to access the full content of a request.
  • ModSecurity status is now part of our mainline.
  • New operator: @detectXSS was added. It makes usage of the newest libinjection XSS detection functionality.
  • Append and prepend are now supported on nginx (Ref: #635);
  • SecServerSignature is now available on nginx (Ref: #637);
Improvements 
  • Regression tests are not able to expect different values according to the platform;
  • Visual C++ 12/10 runtime dependencies are now part of the IIS installer, no need to have it installed prior ModSecurity installation (Ref: #627);
  • New script was added to the IIS versions to identify whenever there is a missing dependency (available through the Application Menu);
  • Memory usage improvement: using correct memory pools according to the context (Ref: #618#620,#619);
  • Independent API call to free the connection allocations, independently from the request objects, improvements on Nginx performance, vide issue for more information (Ref: #620#648);
  • IIS installer is now using the correct 32/64bits folders to install;
  • IIS Installer 32bits now refuses to install on 64bits environments;
  • IIS: Using new WiX options to build the package in the correct architecture;
  • While installing IIS version the installer will remove old ModSecurityIIS configuration or files before proceed with the installation, avoiding further errors;
  • CRS from IIS version was upgraded to 2.2.9;
  • IIS installer does not support repair anymore, in fact it was not working already and it is now disabled;
  • ModSecurity now warns the user who tries to use “proxy” in IIS or Nginx. Proxy is Apache only;
  • Remove warnings from the build process (Ref: #617);
  • Apache configuration in regression tests was changed making it more platform independent;
  • Reduced the amount of warnings during the compilation (Ref: #385a2828e87897bd611bd2a519727ef88dc6d632, #1e63e49db4a592d28e08a33fc60750c37a3886fe);
  • Regression tests were refactored to be more Nginx friendly;
  • Fixed some regression tests that were not being flexible to handle multiple platforms: (Ref #636);
    • Fixed config/00-load-modsec.t test case. Now it expects for Nginx loaded message as it does for Apache. (Ref: #643);
    • Fixed mixed/10-misc-directives.t. Now it does not expect for SecServerSignature on the logs, just in the headers as the Nginx does in silence;
    • Fixed tnf/10-tfn-cache.t, action/10-logging.t, config/10-misc-directives.t, config/10-request-directives.t, misc/00-multipart-parser.t , misc/10-tfn-cache.t, rule/20-exceptions.t, rule/00-basics.t, rule/10-xml.t;
    • Increased the timeout while reading the auditlog;
    • SecAuditLogType Concurrent was removed from the regression test case, not compatible with all ports yet;
    • Regression tests were speeded up, as the number of tests are growing it is impossible to have it slow;
    • Fixed regression tests scripts paths, to make it MacOS friendly;
    • Avoiding dead locks on Nginx regression tests by enforcing a timeout whenever a request appears to fail;
  • Updates to fix errors found by Parfait static code analysis (Ref: #612);
  • Cleaning up on the repository, by removing unused files;
  • IIS installer now supports to perform the installation without register the DLL on the system. It means that the user can download our MSI installer as it was a tarball archive (Ref #629#624);
  • IIS now support 32bits and 64bits pools, both are registered on IIS (Ref #628).
Bug fix

  • Correctly handling inet_pton in IIS version;
  • Nginx was missing a terminator while the charset string was mounted (Ref: #148);
  • Added mod_extract_forwarded.c to run before mod_security2.c (Ref: #594);
  • Added missing environment variables to regression tests;
  • Build system is now more flexible by looking at liblua at: /usr/local/lib;
  • Fixed typo in README file.
  • Removed the non standard compliant HTTP response status code 44 from modsecurity recommended file (Ref: #665);
  • Fixed segmentation fault if it fails to write on the audit log (Ref: #668);
  • Not rejecting a larger request with ProcessPartial. Regression tests were also added (Ref: #597);
  • Fixed UF8 to unicode conversion. Regression tests were also added(Ref: #672);
  • Avoiding segmentation fault by checking if a structure is null before access its members;
  • Removed double charset-header that used happen due a hardcoded charset in Nginx implementation (Ref: #650);
  • Now alerting the users that there is no memory to proceed loading the configuration instead of just die;
  • If SecRuleEngine is set to Off and SecRequestBodyAccess On Nginx returns error 500. Standalone is now capable to identify whenever ModSecurity is enabled or disabled, independently of ModSecurity core (Ref: #645);
  • Fixed missing headers on Nginx whenever SecResponseBodyAccess was set to On and happens to be a filter on phase equals or over 3. (Ref #634);
  • IIS is now picking the correct version of AppCmd while uninstalling or installing ModSecurityISS. (Ref#632).


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