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Joomla 3.4 Released, Support Ends For Joomla 3.3

Joomla 3.4 was released yesterday. The new version includes a number of improvements including improved front end module editing. The new version improves security with “Google reCaptcha” and “by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file content”

With the release of Joomla 3.4, support has ended for Joomla 3.3 has ended.

More information is available in the release announcement.

 

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PrestaShop 1.6.0.12 Released

PrestaShop 1.6.0.12 was released today. The new version includes numerous bug fixes, including for a security bug that could allow html code to be saved in places it set to not be allowed.

More information is available in the changelog.

 

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TYPO3 4.5.40 Released

TYPO3 4.5.40 was released today. The new version fixes several bug and fixes a security issue that could allow an authentication bypass.

More information is available in the release notes.

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concrete5 5.6.3.3 Released

concrete5 5.6.3.3 was released yesterday. The new version includes bug fixes and several security fixes (including fixing two cross-site script (XSS) vulnerabilities).

More information is available in the release notes.

 

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Moodle 2.6.8, 2.7.5, and 2.8.3 Released

Moodle 2.6.8, 2.7.5, and 2.8.3 were released today.  The new versions include “small improvements”, bug fixes, and a fix for a “a very serious security vulnerability”. Details of the security vulnerabilities fixed will be released later.

Update (February 9, 2015): Moodle has now released information on the security issue fixed in the releases. The vulnerability fixed could have allowed viewing the content of “files located outside of moodle directory” due to incomplete filtering of directory traversal attempts.

More information is available in the release notes for 2.6.8, 2.7.5, and 2.8.3.

 

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phpBB 3.0.13-PL1 Released

phpBB 3.0.13-PL1 was released on Friday. The new version fixes several bugs that were introduced in 3.0.13 that could cause error message to be shown all pages.

phpBB 3.0.13 includes several security improvements and improves compatibility with “PHP 5.6, Apache 2.4, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Azure”.

More information is available in the release announcement for 3.0.13 and 3.0.13-PL1.

 

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phpBB 3.1.3 Released

phpBB 3.1.3 was released yesterday. The new version includes bug fixes and minor feature improvements. The new version also fixes a security issue that would allow “administrator on a forum to use the ImageMagick binary path setting to execute code on the server”.

More information is available in the release announcement.

 

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Moodle 2.6.7, 2.7.4, and 2.8.2 Released

Moodle 2.6.7, 2.7.4, and 2.8.2 were released today. The new versions include “small improvements”, bug fixes, and security fixes. Details of the security vulnerabilities fixed will be released later.

Update (January 20, 2015): Moodle has now released information on the security issues fixed in the releases. . Among the vulnerabilities fixed is a serious cross-scripting (XSS) vulnerability in all three versions and a serious regular expression denial of service (ReDoS) vulnerability in all three versions.

More information is available in the release notes for 2.6.7, 2.7.4, and 2.8.2.

 

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PrestaShop 1.6.0.11 Released

PrestaShop 1.6.0.11 was released today. The new version improves the wishlist module and tax & rounding calculations. The new version also insures that cookies are set to be secure when SSL is used on all pages.

More information is available in the changelog.

 

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Zen Cart 1.5.4 Released

Zen Cart 1.5.4 was released last Wednesday. The new version includes a number of bug fixes and fixes for two cross-site request forgery (CSRF) security issues.

Version 1.5.4 has undergone PA-DSS certification and “the paperwork is awaiting a final review by the PCI SSC, before being listed on their site by the end of January”.

The new version increases the system requirements to MySQL 5.1 or greater.

More information is available in the release announcement.

 

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