Joomla 3.8.13 Release

Joomla 3.8.13 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 5 security vulnerabilities.

What's in 3.8.13?

Joomla 3.8.13 includes 5 security vulnerability fixes:

Low Priority - Core - Hardening com_contact contact form (affecting Joomla 2.5.0 through 3.8.12)
Low Priority - Core - Inadequate default access level for com_joomlaupdate (affecting Joomla 2.5.4 through 3.8.12)
Low Priority - Core - Access level Violation in com_tags (affecting Joomla 3.1.0 through 3.8.12)
Low Priority - Core - ACL Violation in com_users for the admin verification (affecting Joomla 1.5.0 through 3.8.12)
Low Priority - Core - CSRF hardening in com_installer (affecting Joomla 2.5.0 through 3.8.12)

Please see the documentation wiki for the security notes about this release.

Why a 3.8.13 release?

Joomla 3.9, The Privacy Tool Suite by Joomla, is coming soon.
In order to give time to our users to upgrade from 3.8.x to 3.9.0 so that they can test their 3rd party extensions, we decided to fix these security vulnerabilities in a dedicated release before 3.9.0.

We invite our users to update as soon as possible their web sites to Joomla 3.8.13.

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Please remember to backup your site before updating and to clear your site, administrator and browser cache after updating.
If you find a bug in Joomla please report it on the Joomla! Issue Tracker.
Please see the documentation wiki for FAQs regarding the 3.8.13 release.
Make the next Joomla release even better
Joomla 3.9 is coming really soon. If you would like to help improve them you can make a direct difference!
You can find more information about this release on the Developer site, and the list of improvements, new features and bug fixes on GitHub.
We invite you to download and test Joomla 3.9 Beta on the nightly build page or to install it in a glance at (for testing purposes only - do not use on production sites).
You can also help with Joomla 3.9 documentation.

Help the Joomla 3.9 Marketing team!

The copywriting for the forthcoming Joomla 3.9 landing page is available for translation at Crowdin. Make a gift to your local community by translating the site in your language!
We have also a wide range of “coming soon” imagery you can share and translate, which can be found here.
We would love you to spread the Joomla love and get the word out to your network.