serendipity_event_freetag: Security update

Together with the security-release of Serendipity 2.1.3, a possible SQL injection has been reported in the serendipity_event_freetag plugin, reported by Brian Carpenter (geeknik) and Hanno Böck. Many thanks for reporting this.

The issue has been fixed in version 3.69 of the plugin which you can install through Spartacus (or manually).

Serendipity 2.1.3 released

This release addresses several security issues that have been reported to us by Hanno Boeck, Brian Carpenter, oreamnos and Julio Cesar. Many thanks for this!

More specifically:

  • Ensure URL parameter casting for RSS and blog entry limits to prevent possible SQL injection inside the LIMIT statement part Prevent XSS in the "Edit entries" panel
  • Prevent sending comment notifications to more than one email address
  • Disable exit.php-Tracking for open URL redirection, unless the trackexits plugin is specifically configured to do so
  • The release also addresses a new feature for a "legal" plugin property bag attribute (usable for GDPR/DSGVO plugin information) and by default disables subToMe service to prevent GDPR issues.

    Simply download the release and update your blog.

Serendipity 2.1.2 released

We are happy to announce the availability of the next bugfix release Serendipity 2.1.2.

We have fixed some accumulated bugs:

  • Fixed a regression in Net/DNSBL regarding serendipity_event_spamblock_rbl and serendipity_event_spamblock_surbl by adding Net/DNS2 1.4.3 as a bundled library to core and patching Net/DNSBL.
  • Fixed broken Akismet API calls.
  • Fixed comment preview for logged-in users.
  • Fixed message display after comment editing/deleting

You can download the release file and unzip it to your installation as usual.

Announcing deprecated plugins

The s9y team has opted to deprecate a group of event and sidebar plugins and remove from the spartacus plugin repository. These plugins use services that no longer exist, are no longer required, no longer maintained etc. We may deprecate more plugins in the future in order to consolidate our plugin base further, but they need to be tested first.

Note that you can still use these plugins if you already have them installed or install them manually, but they will no longer be available through spartacus. You could also volunteer to “save” an umaintained plugin.

See the extended entry for a full list of plugins deprecated in this “wave”.

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Greetings from Serendipity #s9ycamp

Our group of developers says "Hi!" from the Linux-Hotel in Essen. We met up for the third time (thanks for hosting us!), and it was entertaining and productive as ever - great to have such a nice community and same-spirited people.

We mainly worked on releasing Serendipity 2.1, addressing some last-minute PHP7 things and went through our open issues.

We also talked a lot about coming features for the next Serendipity version, how we want to implement responsive images, improve on our login/hashing framework and went through all of our plugins to see how we can consolidate some of them and remove deprecated ones.

Serendipity 2.1.1 released

Sadly a regression slipped into our Serendipity 2.1.0 release, which made it impossible to reset a plugin configuration variable to a FALSE/empty state and indicate the proper state in the plugin configuration. We have fixed this in 2.1.1 and changed the release announcement to point directly to 2.1.1.