September 2014

Joomla 2.5.25 and Joomla 3.3.4 Released

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The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are pleased to announce the release of Joomla 2.5.25 and Joomla! 3.3.4. This is a security release for the 2.5 series and 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses one moderate level security issue.

Joomla 2.5.25 Stable has been released.

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.25. This is a security release for the 2.5 series of Joomla! and addresses one moderate level security issue.

2.5 End of Life Update:

As previously noted, the 2.5 series will reach end of life at the end of 2014, which will mark the end of support for this series. At this time, we project that 2.5.26 will be the last scheduled maintenance release, due in approximately six to eight weeks, the typical timeframe between Joomla! releases.

Version 2.5.25 Release Notes:

+ Security Issues Fixed

This release is security release, we recommend that users perform a Joomla upgrade in order to take advantage of the fixes that have been released.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

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Joomla 3.3.4 Stable has been released.

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.4. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses two security issues. A 3.2.5 release is also available for users who are still using Joomla! 3.2 which addresses these security issues.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.4 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.4 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.5 before being presented the 3.3.4 update.

What's in 3.3.4?

Security Issues Fixed:

For known issues with the 3.3.4 release, see the Version 3.3.4 FAQ in the documentation site.

The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Joomla! Developer Network.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Joomla 3.3.4 and higher requires PHP 5.3.10 for server that have yet to be updated the Joomla 3.2.5 bridge release is also available which can be used with PHP versions 5.3.1 through 5.3.9. It is highly recommended that servers are update to the latest version of PHP 5.3 for best performance, security and compatibility (current release is PHP 5.3.28)

This release is security release, we recommend that users perform a Joomla upgrade in order to take advantage of the fixes that have been released.

PS: We provide a Joomla Upgrade Service alongside our other Joomla services to help take the stress out of updating your CMS and give you peace of mind that it is running the most current version. Find out more about our Joomla Upgrade Service here.

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