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Drupal 7.32 Released

Drupal 7.32 was released today. The new versions fixes a SQL injection vulnerability that could lead to “lead to privilege escalation, arbitrary PHP execution, or other attacks” and that could “be exploited by anonymous users”.

More information is available in the release notes.

 

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Piwik 2.8.0 Released

Piwik 2.8.0 was released yesterday. The new version includes a number of bugs fixes, minor improvements, and fixes a cross-site scripting (XSS) security vulnerability.

As of this version, Piwik supports PHP 5.6.

More information is available in the changelog.

 

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MediaWiki 1.19.20, 1.22.12, and 1.23.5 Released

MediaWiki 1.19.20, 1.22.12, and 1.23.5 were released yesterday. The new versions improve security by not permitting user specified CSS to be used in some locations.

More information is available in the release announcement for 1.19.20, 1.22.12, and 1.23.5.

 

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Joomla 2.5.26, 3.2.6, and 3.3.5 Released

Joomla 2.5.26, 3.2.6, and 3.3.5 were released today. All of the new versions fix two security vulnerabilities, a moderate severity remote file inclusion vulnerability and a low severity denial of service attack vulnerability. Joomla 2.5.26 and 3.3.5 also include several bug fixes.

More information is available in the release announcements for 2.5.26 and 3.3.5.

 

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MediaWiki 1.19.19, 1.22.11, and 1.23.4 Released

MediaWiki 1.19.19, 1.22.11, and 1.23.4 were released yesterday. The new versions include enhanced CSS filtering of SVG images for improved security. MediaWiki 1.2.3.4 also includes a couple of bug fixes.

More information is available in the release announcement for 1.19.19, 1.22.11, and 1.23.4.

 

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Joomla 2.5.25, 3.2.5, and 3.3.4 Released

Joomla 2.5.25, 3.2.5, and 3.3.4 were released today. All of the new versions fix a moderate severity login security issue and both 3.x releases fix a moderate severity cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. Joomla 3.3.4 also includes a number of bug fixes.

More information is available in the release announcements for 2.5.25 and 3.3.4.

 

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concrete5 5.6.3.2 and 5.7 Released

concrete5 5.6.3.2 was released yesterday. The new version include minor improvements and bug fixes. The new version also fixes three security issues:  a full path disclosure vulnerability, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, and database sanitation improvements.

concrete5 5.7 was released last Friday and 5.7.0.1 was released yesterday. This new version is a major overhaul of the software and you can not upgrade, instead a migration is required. It will also require that themes and add-ons have new versions created. More details of the changes made are available in the release notes. The developers currently recommend using it only if you are starting on a new project, as 5.7.1 will be the first 5.7.x version ready for general use. Support for 5.6.x will continue with “for security and critical bugs for at least a year”.

More information is available in the release notes for 5.6.3.2, 5.7, and 5.7.0.1.

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Moodle 2.5.8, 2.6.5, and 2.7.2 Released

Moodle 2.5.8, 2.6.5, and 2.7.2 were released today. All of the releases include security fixes and 2.6.5 and 2.7.2 also include bug fixes. Details of the security vulnerabilities fixed will be released later.

Update (September 15, 2014): Moodle has now released information on the security issues fixed in the releases. All three versions fix a minor vulnerability that exposes the name of the last person to post in a Q&A forum. Moodle 2.6.5 and 2.7.2 fix a vulnerability that “could potentially allow unauthorised access and privilege escalation” when using   Central Authentication Service (CAS). This vulnerability was not fixed in 2.5.8 and CAS users “are encouraged to upgrade to a more recent release”.

More information is available in the release notes for 2.5.82.6.5, and 2.7.2.

 

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WordPress 3.9.2 Released

WordPress 3.9.2 was released today. The new version fixes several security vulnerabilities, including a potential code execution vulnerability, and includes additional security hardening.

For those still running WordPress 3.7 or 3.8 new versions, 3.7.4 and 3.8.4 respectively, have been released that contain the same fixes.

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

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Drupal 6.33 and 7.31 Released

Drupal 6.33 and 7.31 were released today. The new versions fixes a denial of service (DOS) security vulnerability in Drupal’s XML-RPC endpoint.

More information is available in the release notes for 6.33 and 7.31.

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