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WordPress 4.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times since its release on December 6, 2016 and we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.1. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.7 and earlier are affected by eight security issues:

  1. Remote code execution (RCE) in PHPMailer – No specific issue appears to affect WordPress or any of the major plugins we investigated but,...

Read more @ https://wordpress.org/news/2017/01/wordpress-4-7-1-security-and-maintenance-release/

Introducing the new WHMCS Developer Portal

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Developer Documentation Site: https://developers.whmcs.com/

In recent months we've been working hard to provide a better experience for developers and today sees the latest in a series of steps towards that aim.

The customisability and extensibility of the WHMCS platform is a fundamental part of what we do and the new Developer Documentation Site has been created to make it easier for developers to find help and resources relating to working with...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=123354

PHPMailer Security Advisory

Exploit type: Remote Code Execution in third-party PHPMailer libraryCVE Numbers: CVE-2016-10033 and CVE-2016-10045

Description

All versions of the third-party PHPMailer library distributed with WHMCS are vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability. This is patched in PHPMailer 5.2.20.

At this time we do not believe the deficiency in PHPMailer is exposed in WHMCS due to our own validation of user input. Furthermore, the vulnerability requires being able to pass user input unfiltered to a...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=123166

Version 7.1 Now Available

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We are pleased to announce the stable release of WHMCS 7.1.

What's New in WHMCS 7.1?

Featuring a new more insightful admin dashboard, support for Premium Domains, Domain Suggestions from ResellerClub, Improved Automation Insights, a new easier way to manage Module Failures, Performance Improvements and more, 7.1 is a release you do not want to miss.

To find out more and explore the new features, visit the WHMCS 7.1 Preview Site

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How to get WHMCS 7.1?

Users of WHMCS 7 can update automatically using...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=122362

Joomla! 3.6.5 Released

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Joomla! 3.6.5 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! which addresses three security vulnerabilities, miscellaneous security hardening and three bug fixes; no further changes have been made compared to the Joomla! 3.6.4 release. We strongly recommend that you update your sites.

What's in 3.6.5

Version 3.6.5 is released to address three security issues, miscellaneous security hardening and three bugs.

Security Issues Fixed

Bug Fixes

Read more @ http://feeds.joomla.org/~r/JoomlaAnnouncements/~3/GzV2cxMsGI8/5693-joomla-3-6-5-released.html