I am currently installing ModSecurity on our development servers and the problem that I am running into with the latest version is that we are utilizing RHEL 4 on our servers. They have no intention of updating them further (even after multiple attempts to inform them). Now, with RHEL 4 the latest version of libxml2 is 2.6.16 - Therein lies my problem - With the newer ModSecurity versions it requires a later version of libxml2 (2.6.29??)
My question is, is it possible to port the latest required version of libxml2 to RHEL 4 that way I can use the latest version of ModSecurity?
For now I am using ModSecurity version 2.1.7 and seem to have it working, but I would much rather use the latest version.