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MediaWiki 1.19.24, 1.23.9, and 1.24.2 Released

MediaWiki 1.19.24, 1.23.9, and 1.24.2 were released yesterday. The new versions include fixes for 10 security issues, which include cross-site scripting (XSS) and denial of service (DoS) vulnerabilities. The new versions of 1.23 and 1.24 also include several bug fixes.

More information is available in the release announcement.

 

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Piwik 2.12.0 Released

Piwik 2.12.0 was released today. The new version includes performance improvements, security improvements, and bug fixes. One of the security improvements is that software updates are now done over a HTTPS connection.

More information is available in the changelog.

 

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Drupal 6.35 and 7.35 Released

Drupal 6.35 and 7.35 were release today. The new versions only include security fixes. Both versions include a fix for an access bypass vulnerability and an open redirect vulnerability.

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

 

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Moodle 2.6.10, 2.7.7, and 2.8.5 Released

Moodle 2.6.10, 2.7.7, and 2.8.5 were released today. The new versions include “small improvements”, bug fixes, and security fixes. Details of the security vulnerabilities fixed will be released later. Moodle 2.6.9, 2.7.6, and 2.8.4 were pulled shortly after release due to a regression introduced in those versions.

Update (March 16, 2015): Moodle has now released information on the security issue fixed in the releases. Among the vulnerabilities fixed is a serious denial of service (DOS) vulnerability and a minor cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

More information is available in the release notes for 2.6.10, 2.7.7, and 2.8.5.

 

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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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