Joomla 3.8.9 is now available. This is a security release which addresses 2 security vulnerabilities and contains over 50 bug fixes and improvements.
What's in 3.8.9?
Joomla 3.8.9 addresses two security vulnerabilities and several bugs, including the fatal error in the random image module, the error on uploading images in child folder, and several other bugs and improvements, including:
Security Issues Fixed
Low Priority - Core - Local File Inclusion with PHP 5.3 (affecting Joomla 2.5.0 through 3.8.8) More information »
Low Priority - Core - XSS vulnerability in language switcher module (affecting Joomla 1.6.0 through 3.8.8) More information »
Bug fixes and Improvements
Correctly escape the random image module output #20533
Fix folder browsing and file upload that broke in 3.8.8 due to escaping #20586
com_mailto (mail to friend) allows the usage of a Captcha by using JForm #20265
Tag indexing improvement #13868
Fix use of hyphens in data attributes #20579
Updates to third party PHP libraries #20583
CodeMirror updated to 5.38.0 #20636
Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.
A Huge Thank You to Our Volunteers!
A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 3.8 releases!
Make the next Joomla release even better
Joomla 3.9, 3.10 and 4.0 are in the works. If you would like to help improve them you can make a direct difference! You can find more information about these releases on GitHub:
Joomla 3.9 milestone: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/milestone/20
Joomla 3.9 Privacy Framework: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/20800
Joomla 3.10 milestone: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/milestone/34
Joomla 4.0 milestone: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/milestone/5
We invite you to download these upcoming releases on the nightly build page (for testing purposes only - do not use on production sites).
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