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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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MediaWiki 1.19.23, 1.22.15, 1.23.8, and 1.24.1 Released, Support Ends For MediaWiki 1.22.x

MediaWiki 1.19.23, 1.22.15, 1.23.8, and 1.24.1 were released yesterday. The new versions fix a number of bugs and include two security fixes.

More information is available in the release announcement.

 

Support ended for MediaWiki 1.22.x has now ended. Anyone still running 1.22.x should upgrade to a newer version. MediaWiki 1.19.x is a long term support release and is scheduled to contine receiving updates until May of 2015.

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Revive Adserver 3.0.6 and 3.1.0 Released

Revive Adserver 3.0.6 and 3.1.0 was released today. Version 3.1.0 includes a number of new features (including allowing the use of zones without remnant campaigns), fixes numerous bugs, and fixes two security issues. Version 3.0.6 only includes the two security fixes also in 3.1.0, and is for those not ready to upgrade to 3.1.0 yet.

Version 3.1.0 increases the required PHP version to at least 5.3.0.

More information is available in the release notice.

 

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TYPO3 4.5.39, 6.2.9, and 7.0.2 Released

TYPO3 4.5.39, 6.2.9, and 7.0.2 were released today. All three versions include fixes for a link spoofing vulnerability and a cache poisoning vulnerability. Version 4.5.39 and 6.2.9 also include a bug fix.

More information is available in the release notes for 4.5.396.2.9, and 7.0.2.

 

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MediaWiki 1.19.22, 1.22.14, 1.23.7, and 1.24.0 Released

MediaWiki 1.19.22, 1.22.14, 1.23.7, and 1.24.0 were released last Thursday. 1.19.22, 1.22.14, and 1.23.7 include bug fixes and security fixes. 1.24.0 introduces a number of improvements, including making preferences easier to utilize and better password storage.

More information is available in the release announcement for 1.24.0 and 1.19.22, 1.22.14, and 1.23.7.

 

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