Nginx 1.5.11 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream development branch. Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a high performance web server, caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of web sites on the Internet use and benefit from Nginx because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.
On 2014-03-04, the development version of Nginx 1.5.11 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.5.11 04 Mar 2014
- ) Security: memory corruption might occur in a worker process on 32-bit platforms while handling a specially crafted request by ngx_http_spdy_module, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-0088); the bug had appeared in 1.5.10. Thanks to Lucas Molas, researcher at Programa STIC, Fundación Dr. Manuel Sadosky, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- ) Feature: the $ssl_session_reused variable.
- ) Bugfix: the “client_max_body_size” directive might not work when reading a request body using chunked transfer encoding; the bug had appeared in 1.3.9. Thanks to Lucas Molas.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process when proxying WebSocket connections.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process if the ngx_http_spdy_module was used on 32-bit platforms; the bug had appeared in 1.5.10.
- ) Bugfix: the $upstream_status variable might contain wrong data if the “proxy_cache_use_stale” or “proxy_cache_revalidate” directives were used. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process if errors with code 400 were redirected to a named location using the “error_page” directive.
- ) Bugfix: nginx/Windows could not be built with Visual Studio 2013.
These Windows install files are provided to support legacy users who still use the Cygwin based builds. Before nginx.org starting providing native Windows packages, these were the only way to run Nginx on Windows. Now, official native Windows builds are available and supported at nginx.org. Please use those if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at nginx.org.
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