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PrestaShop 1.4.11.1 and 1.5.6.3 Released

PrestaShop 1.4.11.1 and 1.5.6.3 were released yesterday. The new version fix a security issue related to password generation that existed in previous version of 1.4 an 1.5. They also include several bug fixes.

The security issues can also be resolved by installing the new Security Patch module, which also will fix the issue for those still running 1.6.0.x (1.6.1 is not impacted by the security issue).

More information is available in the release announcement and changelogs for 1.4.11.1 and 1.5.6.3.

 

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WordPress 4.2.3 Released

WordPress 4.2.3 was released today. The new version fixes two security issues, a “cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could allow users with the Contributor or Author role to compromise a site” and “issue where it was possible for a user with Subscriber permissions to create a draft through Quick Draft”.  The new version also includes a number of bug fixes.

For those still running WordPress 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 4.0, and 4.1; new versions, 3.7.9, 3.8.9, 3.9.7, 4.0.6, and 4.1.6 respectively, have been released that contain the security fixes as 4.2.3.

More information is available in the release notice and Codex document.

 

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Piwik 2.14.0 Released

Piwik 2.14.0 was released today. The new version includes UI changes, bug fixes, and security fixes. The security issues fixed include cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities, and a “possible” remote code execution vulnerability.

More information is available in the changelog.

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Magento 1.9.2.0 Released

Magento 1.9.2.0 was released today. The new version includes bug fixes, new versions of included libraries, minor improvements, and security fixes.

Along side the new version a security patch for older versions, SUPEE-6285, that “provides protection against several types of security-related issues, including information leaks, request forgeries, and cross-site scripting” was also released.

More information is available in the release notes.

 

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Moodle 2.7.9, 2.8.7, and 2.9.1 Released

Moodle 2.7.9, 2.8.7, and 2.9.1 were released today. The new versions include “small improvements”, bug fixes, and security fixes. Details of the security vulnerabilities fixed will be released later. For those using a YouTube repository additional setup will be needed after upgrading to 2.8.7 or 2.9.1.

Update (July 13, 2015): Moodle has now released information on the security issue fixed in the releases. Among the vulnerabilities fixed is a possible cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability and an open redirect vulnerability.

More information is available in the release notes for 2.7.92.8.7, and 2.9.1.

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TYPO3 6.2.14 and 7.3.1 Released

TYPO3 6.2.14 and 7.3.1 were released today. The new versions include bug fixes and fixes for several “low severity” security issues.

More information is available in the release notes for 6.2.1.4 and 7.3.1.

 

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Joomla 3.4.2 Released

Joomla 3.4.2 was released today. The new version introduces some new features, including “UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents”. It also includes bug fixes and “fixes two low level security issues”.

More information is available in the release announcement.

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Drupal 6.36 and 7.38 Released

Drupal 6.36 and 7.38 were release today. The new versions only include security fixes. Both versions fix a user impersonation vulnerability that could allow a malicious user to login as another user through the OpenID module in certain circumstances. Drupal 7.38 also includes fixes for two open redirect vulnerabilities and an information disclosure vulnerability.

More information is available in the security advisory for the releases.

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phpBB 3.1.5 Released

phpBB 3.1.5 was released yesterday. The new version includes more events, which act “as entry points for extensions to modify phpBB’s behaviour”, bug fixes, and security improvements.

More information is available in the release announcement and release highlights.

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concrete5 5.7.4.2 Released

concrete5 5.7.4.2 was released yesterday. The new version includes small feature improvements and bug fixes. The new version also fixes a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

More information is available in the release notes.

 

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