The Debian GNU/Linux project has issued a patch so its users can fix the denial of service vulnerability in the open source Apache httpd server that was announced by the Apache Software Foundation last week.
If you thought the hacks by Anonymous and AntiSec were bad, boy, are you in for a revelation. This past week brings news that the Apache Web server -- the one that powers the majority of the Internet and most websites -- has a vulnerability that can be exploited with relatively little effort.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is one of the most important and influential players in the modern open-source software development community. The ASF is perhaps still best known for its eponymous Web server, the Apache HTTP Server project, commonly referred to as "Apache." - See more at: http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps....gFz2zH8t.dpuf
Today, news broke of a major security vulnerability in
OpenSSL. The bug, which is being referred to as "heartbleed",
allows unauthorized access to information protected, under
normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure much
of the Internet. In response to the news, Free Software
Foundation executive director John Sullivan made the following