Apache httpd versions supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • Apache HTTP Server (httpd)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7
    • Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) httpd24
  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS/EWS) Apache HTTP Server
  • Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server
  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6.x Apache HTTP Server

Issue

  • What version of httpd is supported on RHEL?
  • Is the community version of Apache httpd supported?
  • Which versions of Apache httpd are supported?
  • How can I install Apache 2.4/2.5? Is Apache httpd 2.4/2.5 supported?
  • Does Redhat support self compiled apache installations?
  • What are supported install methods for apache 2.4(e.g. rpm and yum only etc.)?
  • Support for apache installation.
  • We need to update the httpd version from 2.4.9 to 2.4.12 . we are unable to find the same on portal. Please provide Apache executable file for this.
  • Which is the latest version of httpd(Apache) server available from RHEL.
  • Apache HTTPD Upgrade
  • I am aware that the Apache HTTPD version supplied for RHEL7.1 is version 2.4.6.Will Redhat upgrade this to 2.5 in future for RHEL7?
  • I also have RHEL6.6 OS. Will there be plans to upgrade the Apache Httpd package in future?
  • Apache Prior to 2.4.4 and 2.2.24 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • Apache HTTP Server Prior to 2.2.25 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • httpd vulnerabilty on port 443
  • We patched httpd packages to latest (available on RHEL6 repository) to solve below vulnerabilties, but seems there is still vulnerability that Qualys is reporting
  • What is the latest version of httpd supported on RHEL
  • It looks like the latest is 2.2.3 but this is quite old.
  • Does RHEL 7 supports Apache version 2.2.31?Else which Apache Version does RHEL 7 supports?
  • Which versions of Apache are available for my version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
  • It is necessary to install a specific version of Apache, does the installed version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports it?
  • We need to know which is latest Apache (httpd) version that Redhat support?
  • Does Apache/2.2.31 (Unix) supported in RHEL6 or RHEL7?

Resolution

Apache HTTP Server versions included in currently-supported products

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)1 - httpd rpms

    • RHEL 5: based on upstream v2.2.3
    • RHEL 6: based on upstream v2.2.15
    • RHEL 7: based on upstream v2.4.6
  • Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL)2 - httpd24* rpms

    • RHSCL 2.0 / 2.1 : based on upstream httpd 2.4.12
    • RHSCL 2.2 / 2.3 : based on upstream httpd 2.4.18
    • RHSCL 2.4 : based on upstream httpd 2.4.18
    • The latest RHSCL 3.0 : based on upstream httpd 2.4.27
  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS)3 Apache HTTP Server

    • JWS 3.1+: Utilizes JBCS Apache HTTP Server (See below)
    • JWS 3.0: based on upstream v2.4.6
    • EWS 2.1: based on upstream v2.2.26
    • EWS 1.0.2: based on upstream v2.2.17
  • JBoss Enterprise App Platform (EAP)4 Apache HTTP Server

    • EAP 6.4: based on upstream v2.2.26
    • EAP 7: Apache HTTP Server was moved to the separate JBCS product
    • EAP 5 and earlier: Apache HTTP Server was not included
  • Red Hat JBoss Core Services (JBCS)5 Apache HTTP Server

    • Based on upstream v2.4.23

Additional notes

  • Note that the versions of Apache HTTP Server included in the above products are in most cases vastly different from the upstream community releases of the same version

    • This is explained by Red Hat's Security Backporting Policy and is the most common cause of admins/auditors trying to get a newer version of Apache
    • For example: EWS 2.1.0 & EAP 6.4.0 include Apache httpd based on upstream v2.2.26; however, they also include multiple CVE security fixes which are not in the original community release of Apache httpd 2.2.266
  • Community releases of Apache httpd are NOT supported

  • Apache httpd v2.5 is currently not included in any Red Hat product

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