I just bought a Subaru oil filter from a local Sub dealer for my 04 WRX. He told me the one he gave me is the "newer" one the WRX is now using and it is shorter than the original. Says that the longer original one is to close and the oil gets to hot. Here is the Sub part number for the filter 15208AA080.
Has anyone else heard of this, or did he just give me this one cause the original is out of stock and he is B.S ing me