The final version of ModSecurity 2.5.0, the long awaited next stable version of ModSecurity, is now available. This release offers quite a few new features: set-based matching, a wider variety of string matching operators, transformation caching, support for writing rules as Lua scripts, credit card number validation, enhanced means for maintaining and customizing third party rulesets, and quite a few other features. Take a look at the main website to see a summary of the new features.
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Building ModSecurity 2.5
The documentation has been updated with a new build process for 2.5. The new process uses the typical 'configure', 'make' and 'make install' approach instead of having to hand edit a Makefile as in previous releases. This approach allows for a generally easy build for those with libraries in standard locations, but also some flexibility for those with unique systems. You can take a look at more details in the installation section of the documentation.