Synology Apache HTTP Server 2.4 Package is out of date

Synology Apache HTTP Server 2.4 Package is out of date

Knock, Knock Synology! It’s been more than one year without any update to the Apache HTTP Server 2.4 package. The current Synology package version 2.4.29 has huge holes in security. You can take a look at the Apache 2.4 changelog page (the latest version is 2.4.38) where you can see a lot of security improvements since version 2.4.29. It is unacceptable that, after updating the Webstation, phpMyAdmin 4.8.4 and PHP 7.2.13 in January 2019, Synology did not bother to make an important update to APACHE 2.4.29 bringing it to version 2.4.38.

I understand it’s the start of the Chinese New Year and all the celebrations going on, but was it so difficult to update Apache 2.4? The current version is full of bugs and security issues and there is no excuse for it. The update should have been done concurrently with the webstation, phpMyadmin and php 7.2.13 packages.

Synology, please tell me that it was an oversight and that this problem will be solved soon. According to your Page the latest Apache HTTP Server version is 2.4.29.

apache http server 2.4 is out of date and full of problem

I am very worried about this lack of responsibility; sincerely, I expect the best from Synology because Synology must become an internationally recognized quality label and this behavior does not honor them. I hope that in the next days, at the end of the holidays and the Chinese New Year celebrations, Synology will release an update to the Apache HTTP Server.

After more then one month, Synology don’t update the package. Below a full conversation with Synology technical support “Ticket”.

full support conversation

Update: 24.04.2019 After some time, Synology has released the new DSM 6.2.2 on 28.03.2019. The new DSM 6.2.2 includes the latest APACHE version 2.4.39.
Warning: The DSM 6.2.2 update may need to be downloaded manually. In some cases, when you check your DSM update status it may show you the following message “Your DSM is up to date”. But this does not necessarily mean your system is up to date. You have to check the official synology website and select your Synology device to see if there is a new update available for you.


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