Joomla! 3.8.9 Security Release announced
Joomla! 3.8.9 is a Security Release which addresses TWO security vulnerabilities.
Joomla 3.8.9 also includes over 50 bug fixes and improvements.
More details at the following link.
- Core - Local File Inclusion with PHP 5.3 (affecting Joomla 2.5.0 through 3.8.8).
- Core - XSS vulnerability in language switcher module (affecting Joomla 1.6.0 through 3.8.8).
If you are using PHP 5.3 with your Joomla! website then why?
There should be a good reason.
If the reason is that you are running a Joomla! 2.5 website then stop doing so - it is not secure.
Upgrade to Joomla! 3.8 or later in readiness for Joomla! 4 (to be released later in 2018).
Joomla! 3.8 loads faster and is less vulnerable when run with the latest release of PHP 7.0 or later.
Back up before updating is highly recommended
Protect your assets.
Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) BEFORE updating the Joomla! CMS and/or its extensions.
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