Nginx 1.18 Stable Released With Many Fixes, Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 22 April 2020 at 07:15 AM EDT. 6 Comments
FREE SOFTWARE --
Nginx 1.18 is out this week as their newest stable branch succeeding the Nginx 1.16 series for this versatile HTTP server and reverse proxy / load balancer / HTTP cache / mail proxy.

Among the changes with Nginx 1.18 that come following the numerous Nginx 1.17 development releases include:

- Variables support in more directives.

- Security work including a CVE fix for where an HTTP/2 client might cause excessive memory consumption and CPU Usage.

- A fix where Nginx might hog the CPU in certain conditions, among many other bug fixes.

- OpenSSL 0.9.8 or higher is now required.

There is the Nginx change-log and source download for those interested in the newly-minted Nginx 1.18.0.
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