New maintenance release of Abyss Web Server available (version 2.11.6)

November 30, 2017

Aprelium has just made available new releases of both editions of Abyss Web Server for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux:

  • Abyss Web Server X1 version 2.11.6: Free personal edition. It isn't a trial version or a demo. It is a fully usable personal web server with no limitations, no nag screens, no spyware, and no advertisements.
  • Abyss Web Server X2 version 2.11.6: Professional edition priced at US $59.95. It is a professional web server which comes with 1 year of free upgrades and 1 year of priority technical support.

Users of previous versions should upgrade as soon as possible to this new version.

New Features

The new version is a maintenance release with the following changes:

  • Updated the SSL/TLS engine;
  • Added minimal support for modern macOS versions (Sierra and High Sierra);
  • Fixed a bug with wildcard domain names when used in conjunction with SNI;
  • Fixed FastCGI preloading by adding the URI mapping step when creating the initial internal request. Reduced the number of internal HEAD requests to only occur when a new FastCGI process is launched;
  • Fixed a bug with reverse proxying when custom headers are included in the parameters;
  • Enforced timeout respect on SSL/TLS connections during all their lifetime and all their states;
  • Fixed a heap corruption bug when stopping the server while the console is under heavy load. While considered dangerous in theory, this issue does not affect the security of the server and cannot be exploited since it occurs when the server process is being shutdown. It was reported to Aprelium by hyp3rlinx.

Download / Upgrade

For Abyss Web Server X1 Users

Visit Downloads to get the new version of Abyss Web Server. Installation and upgrading instructions are provided on the download page.

For Abyss Web Server X2 Users

Open Abyss Web Server's console, select Help & Support, and click on Check for Updates.

Special Thanks

We thank all the users and customers of Abyss Web Server who helped us identify all the above fixed issues.

We also thank hyp3rlinx for working with us closely on the heap corruption bug.