23555698 story "Apache Killer" Web Server Hole Plugged 48 Posted by samzenpus on Thursday September 01, 2011 @10:57PM from the shields-up dept. CWmike writes "The Apache open-source project has patched its Web server software to quash a bug that a denial-of-service (DoS) tool has been exploiting. Apache 2.2.20, released Tuesday, plugs the hole used by an 'Apache Killer' attack tool. On Aug. 24, project developers had promised a fix within 48 hours, then revised the timetable two days later to 24 hours. The security advisory did not explain the delay."