It is a pleasure to announce that ModSecurity version 2.8.0-RC1 is now ready!
This release candidate contains new features, bug fixes and improvements. The new features are:
* 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<https://github.com/SpiderLabs/ModSecurity/issues/635>).
* SecServerSignature is now available on nginx (Ref: #637<https://github.com/SpiderLabs/ModSecurity/issues/637>).
Check out the full list of changes straight from GitHub:
Besides the listed changes we are also modifying the name of our release tarball. We were labeling our release by: "modsecurity-apache_X.Y.Z.tar.gz", since we started to support Nginx, this name became outdated. Now we are labeling it as "modsecurity-X.Y.Z.tar.gz". For those who are automagically generating packages, it won't be a problem, the old naming policy will be preserved on the modsecurity.org<http://modsecurity.org> server.
As in the last release, this will be stored in two different servers: modsecurity.org<http://modsecurity.org> and GitHub. Hashes will be provided for the tarball integrity verification. The release tags are also GPG-Signed.
Felipe "Zimmerle" Costa
Security Researcher, SpiderLabs
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