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MediaWiki 1.3.0beta6 released

This should be the final beta release of MediaWiki 1.3.0; the final final version will be released in a few days after some more bug fixing and polishing up of documentation and installation.

Beta 6 includes a security fix: earlier 1.3.0 beta releases may be vulnerable to a PHP inclusion attack if you have allow_url_fopen and register_globals on (this is the default configuration in PHP 4.1.x, but register_globals is off by default in 4.2.x and later).

Note that while MediaWiki through 1.1 required register_globals to be on, 1.2 and 1.3 *do not*. If you have register_globals on, you should turn it off unless you are absolutely sure you require it for some other package. See http://php.net/register_globals for general information.

Release notes:
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=258701

Download:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wikipedia/mediawiki-1.3.0beta6.tar.gz?download

Wiki admin help mailing list:
http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l

Bug report system:
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=34373&atid=411192

Play "stump the developers" live on IRC:
#mediawiki on irc.freenode.net

Posted by Brion Vibber 2004-08-06

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