July 16, 2003 by Massimo S.
This version of Apache is principally a security and bug fix release. Of particular note is that 2.0.47 addresses four security vulnerabilities:
Certain sequences of per-directory renegotiations and the SSLCipherSuite directive being used to upgrade from a weak ciphersuite to a strong one could result in the weak ciphersuite being used in place of the strong one.
Certain errors returned by accept() on rarely accessed ports could cause temporal denial of service, due to a bug in the prefork MPM.
Denial of service was caused when target host is IPv6 but ftp proxy server can't create IPv6 socket.
The server would crash when going into an infinite loop due to too many subsequent internal redirects and nested subrequests.