We are sorry to announce the immediate release of phpBB 3.0.7-PL1 to address a security issue which was introduced in 3.0.7, unfortunately the issue wasn’t noticed during testing and has only surfaced a week after the release of 3.0.7.
We promised working feeds for phpBB 3.0.7. Sadly, we were not able to deliver on that promise – a critical bug in the permission handling for feeds slipped past. To all people who already have updated to 3.0.7, it is of critical importance to update to 3.0.7-PL1. Otherwise, it is possible for users to bypass permission settings under the following circumstances:
- Feeds are enabled
- Any of the posts or topics feeds are enabled
- The unauthorised user – or one of the groups they are a member of – have forum permissions set on a private forum
- If you have excluded a forum from the list of forums that provide feeds, it is unaffected
Note: We recommend the use of a regular update routine over manually editing your files. If you manually edit your files your board will not recognise the update.
The fix for the issue is a single line change inside of feed.php, line 525 has changed from:
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$forum_ids = array_keys($auth->acl_getf('f_read'));
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$forum_ids = array_keys($auth->acl_getf('f_read', true));
There were no other changes, in particular neither style nor language changes.
A short explanation of how to do a conversion, installation or update is included within the provided INSTALL.html file, please be sure to read it. You can find a list of requirements on our Downloads page.
If you find any security issues please report them to our security tracker.
If you experience problems with the automatic update (white screens, timeouts, etc.) we recommend using the “changed files only” or “patch” method for updating.
- Full Package:
Full phpBB 3 source code and english language files.
- Automatic Update Package:
Update package for the automatic updater, contains changes from previous release to this release.
- Changed Files Only:
Complete files, but only those that were changed since previous releases of phpBB 3. This archive contains changed files for every previous release.
- Patch Files:
This file contains diffs against the previous phpBB 3 release, which can be applied with the patch utility.
Select the package most suitable for you. We recommend the following methods depending on your situation:
- For new installations you should use the Full Package
- For updates of boards without modifications you can use the Automatic Update Package (guided update) or the Changed Files Only package (manual update).
- For updates of boards with modifications you should use the Automatic Update Package. If you are confident with patch files and patching you can use the Patch Files Package.
- International Support Teams may use the Patch Package in conjunction with the Code Changes to better support users with problematic conflicts during their update process or to help them update code sections.
- If you are a hoster/provider, you may want to use the Patch Files Package to update all of your client installations.
Please ensure you read the INSTALL and README documents in docs/ before proceeding with installation, updates or conversions!
These are the files with their md5 sums:
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1.zip (Full Package)
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1.tar.bz2 (Full Package)
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1-patch.zip (Patch Files)
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1-patch.tar.bz2 (Patch Files)
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1-files.zip (Changed Files)
phpBB-3.0.7-PL1-files.tar.bz2 (Changed Files)
phpBB-3.0.7_to_3.0.7-PL1.zip (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.7)
phpBB-3.0.7_to_3.0.7-PL1.tar.bz2 (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.7)
phpBB-3.0.6_to_3.0.7-PL1.zip (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.6)
phpBB-3.0.6_to_3.0.7-PL1.tar.bz2 (Automatic Update Package from 3.0.6)
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