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Release Highlights/3.0.13

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This page highlights important changes in phpBB 3.0.13. For a complete list of changes, please refer to this report.

Security and Hardening

  • Security (CVE-2015-1431): CSS Injection via Relative Path Overwrite. Thanks to James Kettle for bringing this to our attention. See PHPBB3-13531.
  • Security (CVE-2015-1432): The ucp_pm_options form key is now properly validated. Thanks to FBNeal and lampsys who reported this independently. See PHPBB3-13526.
  • Hardening: Information received from the phpBB version server is now considered untrusted. See PHPBB3-13527.
  • Hardening: The deregister_globals() function now better handles the case when $_COOKIE['GLOBALS'] is specified. See PHPBB3-13376.
  • Hardening: Existence of the path to the imagick program specified in the Administration Control Panel is now verified. See PHPBB3-13519.
  • Abuse Prevention: The "Send password" feature now sends anti-abuse headers in e-mail messages. See PHPBB3-11799.

Notable Changes and Bug Fixes

  • Improved Compatibility with Apache 2.4. See PHPBB3-11860.
  • Improved Compatibility with PHP 5.6. See PHPBB3-12468, PHPBB3-13096 and PHPBB3-13168.
  • Improved Compatibility with Internet Explorer 11. See PHPBB3-12093.
  • Improved Compatibility with Microsoft Azure. See PHPBB3-9725 and PHPBB3-10796
  • "Edit signature" in the User Control Panel now correctly allows smilies to be selected for insertion. See PHPBB3-10037.
  • Remote avatar upload now works correctly when HTTP server uses Keep-Alive. See PHPBB3-12755.
  • An issue was fixed where the board would not load correctly for banned users. See PHPBB3-13138.
  • Language strings containing numbers can now be used as HTML replacement in Custom BBcodes. See PHPBB3-12048.
  • Cookies now work properly on local networks. See PHPBB3-11613.
  • Published package are now checksummed using the SHA-256 algorithm instead of MD5. See PHPBB3-11876.