Serendipity 2.1.5 released

This bugfix release Serendipity 2.1.5 contains fixes for security issues and some bug fixes backported from our recent 2.3-beta1 release:

  • Fix XSS in Editor Preview by interpreted EXIF tags (thanks to Hanno Boeck!).
  • Fix XSS in Media Library by interpreted EXIF tags (thanks to Hanno Boeck!).
  • Fix mispositioned button in media db directory list.
  • Change default for comment subscription to full text.
  • Display errors if comment coulnd't be deleted.
  • Make it easier to drag plugins to other column.
  • Add fallback for broken JS in configuration screens.

You can download the release file and unzip it to your installation as usual, or update from within Serendipity using the Serendipity Autoupdate Plugin (serendipity_event_autoupdate).

Serendipity 2.3-beta1 released

Greetings from #s9ycamp2019! The first beta of Serendipity 2.3 has been released and we are happy for people to test our latest changes.

The main focus of Serendipity 2.3 is ensuring compatibility with PHP 7.2 and 7.3, some improvements to the media library (Image gallerys in entries! Responsive images!) as well as the usual bugfix here and there. Please see the release statement on GitHub for more details.

We are happy to hear your feedback about this beta release on our forums! Thanks on behalf of the dev team.

Serendipity 2.1.4 and 2.2.1-alpha1 released

Two new releases have been issued today. 2.1.4 is a security fix release which addresses these issues:

  • Security: Fix XSS for pagination, when multi-category selection is used. Thanks to Brian Carpenter (geeknik) and Hanno Boeck!
  • Minor code fixes (proper PHP escaping for 'orderkey' SQL statement)
  • Skeleton, Timeline and Clean Blog templates: Add theme option to disable google webfonts
  • Link to https s9y.org pages

The 2.2.1-alpha1 release addresses a few larger changes in Serendipity. These are the key points of the release:

  • PHP 7.2 support (including a new autologin token system and bcrypt password hashing)
  • Add function to add multiple images to an enty at once, creating a gallery
  • Added a maintenance mode option
  • Upgrade Smarty to 3.1.32
  • Bootstrap4 adaptations
  • Fixes for plugin drag'n'drop
  • Improvements to the p-mode of nl2br plugin
  • Ability to create responsive image thumbnails
  • Improvements to local caching
  • Rework of moving media items (work in progress)

We would love to get feedback from our users. Be sure to try out the new release only on test/development blogs yet. If you absolutely want to test it on production blogs, make sure to have a backup available.

Both releases can be downloaded from our GitHub release page.

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.