mod_perl 2.0.8 has been released

I'm pleased to announce that mod_perl 2.0.8 is coming to a CPAN mirror near you, as well as the following Apache project website links (note that the links may take a few hours to propagate to the mirrors).

Thanks to all the contributors on this version! (pgp sig)

file: $CPAN/authors/id/P/PH/PHRED/mod_perl-2.0.8.tar.gz
size: 3790026 bytes
md5: df89f50a39e93ba5054651c281483ffb

=item 2.0.8 April 17, 2013

Perl 5.16.3's fix for a rehash-based DoS makes it more difficult to invoke
the workaround for the old hash collision attack, which breaks mod_perl's
t/perl/hash_attack.t. Patch from #83916 improves the fix
previously applied as revision 1455340. [Zefram]

On Perl 5.17.6 and above, hash seeding has changed, and HvREHASH has
disappeared. Patch to update mod_perl accordingly from #83921.

Restore build with Perl 5.8.1, 5.8.2 etc: take care to use
$Config{useithreads} rather than $Config{usethreads}, and supply definitions
of Newx and Newxz as necessary. [Steve Hay]

On Perl 5.17.9, t/apache/read2.t fails because an "uninitialized value"
warning is generated for the buffer being autovivified. This is because
the sv_setpvn() that's meant to vivify the buffer doesn't perform set
magic; the warning is generated by the immediately following SvPV_force().
Patch to fix this from #83922. [Zefram]

Fix t/perl/hash_attack.t to work with Perl 5.14.4, 5.16.3 etc, which
contain a fix for CVE-2013-1667 (memory exhaustion with arbitrary hash
keys). This resolves #116863, from where the patch was taken.
[Hugo van der Sanden]

use APR::Finfo instead of Perl's stat() in ModPerl::RegistryCooker to
generate HTTP code 404 even if the requested filename contains newlines

Remove all uses of deprecated core perl symbols. [Steve Hay]

Add branch release tag to 'make tag' target. [Phred]

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