Joomla! 3.6.4 Released
Joomla! 3.6.4 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! which addresses two critical security vulnerabilities and a bug fix for two-factor authentication. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately.
This release only contains the security fixes and bug fix; no other changes have been made compared to the Joomla! 3.6.3 release.
What's in 3.6.4
Version 3.6.4 is released to address two critical security issues and a bug regarding two-factor authentication.
Security Issues Fixed
- High Priority - Core - Account Creation (affecting Joomla! 3.4.4 through 3.6.3) More information »
- High Priority - Core - Elevated Privileges (affecting Joomla! 3.4.4 through 3.6.3) More information »
- [#12497] Two-Factor Authentication encryption fix
Please see the documentation wiki for FAQ’s regarding the 3.6.4 release.
Joomla! 3.6.4 - Important Security Announcement - Patch Available Soon
A Joomla! 3.6.4 release containing a security fix will be published on Tuesday 25th October at approximately 14:00 UTC.
The Joomla! Security Strike Team (JSST) has been informed of a critical security issue in the Joomla! core.
Since this is a very important security fix, please be prepared to update your Joomla! installations next Tuesday.
Until the release is out, please understand that we cannot provide any further information.
Joomla! 3.6.3 Released
Joomla! 3.6.3 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla. This release fixes a Backwards Compatibility Break we made in 3.6.2 with the article ordering. In addition there are a large number of minor improvements and bug fixes.
What's in 3.6.3
Joomla! 3.6.3 comes with more than 350 merged PR and small improvements in many areas. We have also updated the wysiwyg editors:
- TinyMCE to 4.4.3
- CodeMirror to 5.18.0
See the list of fixed GitHub issues for details of the tracker items fixed.
For known issues with the 3.6.3 release, see the Version 3.6.3 FAQ in the documentation site.
The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla! Community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Joomla! Developer Network.
Joomla! 3.6.2 Released
Joomla! 3.6.2 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla. This release fixes some bugs in email cloaking and sessions from Joomla! 3.6.1.
What's in 3.6.2
Joomla! 3.6.2 fixes some issues found in the 3.6.1 release on Wednesday related to sessions on PHP 5.3 and some general email cloaking bugs:
- PHP 5.3 users were unable to login
- Cloaking emails could cause issues with placeholder and input values that were emails
- Emails in links with attributes had the attributes stripped when email cloaking happens
The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla! Community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Joomla Developer Network.
The Joomla! 3.6.1 Update
During the latest release of Joomla! 3.6.1 an issue emerged because of a security fix. 3.6.1 introduced a CSRF token check to the Joomla! Update component as an extra level of security to fix a Medium Level security issue. 3.6.0 down to 2.5.4 (every Joomla! release with the update component) will hit an issue with failing to pass the CSRF token check because those versions don't generate the needed token to pass the check.
Therefore we have had to make some emergency decisions:
Updating from Joomla! 2.5.x
Unfortunately there was a bug when updating Joomla! 2.5.x to 3.6.0 - this was patched in the 3.6.1 release - however as this migration is no longer possible - you will need to first migrate to Joomla! 3.5.1 then upgrade to 3.6.0. Then follow the steps below for users on Joomla! 3.6.0.
Updating from Joomla! 3.0.0-3.5.1
Update to Joomla! 3.6.0 through the Joomla! Update component. Then follow the steps below for users on Joomla! 3.6.0.
Updating from Joomla! 3.6.0
Update the Joomla! Update Component through the Extension Manager. (In the administrator part of your website (example.com/administrator), go to Extensions -> Manage -> update. It might be that you have to clear the update cache before the component is shown, if the necessary update still doesn’t show up, go to Update Sites and click Rebuild.)
Then use the Joomla! Update component ( components -> Joomla! Update) to update to the latest 3.6.x version.