It is a pleasure to announce ModSecurity v2.8.0. Besides the bug fixes and improvements, it comes with five important new features:
- JSON request body parser.
- SecConnReadStateLimit and SecConnWriteStateLimit directives.
- FULL_REQUEST and FULL_REQUEST_LENGTH variables.
- @detectXSS operator.
- ModSecurity status reporting.
- Append and prepend are now supported on nginx (Ref: #635).
- SecServerSignature is now available on nginx (Ref: #637).
Note: 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We were labeling our release by: "modsecurity-apache_X.Y.Z.tar.gz", since we started to support Nginx, this name became outdated.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 server.
As in the last release, this release will be stored in two different servers: modsecurity.org and
GitHub. Hashes are provided for the tarball integrity verification. The release tags are also GPG-Signed.
Felipe "Zimmerle" Costa
Security Researcher, SpiderLabs
m: +55 81 8706.5547
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