Apache HTTPD versions supported by Red Hat

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL)
  • Red Hat JBoss Core Services (JBCS)
  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS/EWS)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Apache Web Server (HTTPD)


  • 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 2.5/2.6? Is Apache httpd 2.5/2.6 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.x to 2.4.y. 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 / Update to latest version
  • 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.x Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • We patched httpd packages to latest version to solve vulnerabilities but seems there is still a vulnerability that Qualys is reporting
  • It looks like the latest is 2.4.6, but this is quite old
  • It is necessary to install a specific version of Apache. Does the installed version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports it?


Currently-supported products and versions

Outdated and unsupported versions

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: RHEL 7 Apache httpd is based in v2.4.6; However, they also include multiple CVE security fixes which are **NOT*** in the original community release of Apache httpd v2.4.6
  • Community releases of Apache httpd are NOT supported
  • Self-compiled Apache installations, even using the source code shipped by Red Hat, is NOT supported
  • Apache httpd 2.5/2.6 is currently NOT included in any of Red Hat product

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