MediaWiki 1.5.7 released

MediaWiki 1.5.7 is a bugfix maintenance release.

Most importantly, a security issue in the installer has been fixed. The bug affects new installations of 1.5.6 only. If the user specified the MySQL root password, to allow the installer to create an unprivileged account, the installer would not only create the new account but also change the root password to be equal to the password of the new account.

Anyone affected by this bug will need to change the root password back manually. For information about how to change passwords in MySQL please see:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/passwords.html

This version includes fixes for compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 beta 2, and various other bugs; see the full changelog at the end of the release notes.

Posted by Brion Vibber 2006-03-02

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