Joomla! 4.2.4 Released

Joomla! 4.2.4 Released

Joomla 4.2.4 is now available. This is a security release for the 4.x series of Joomla which addresses 2 security vulnerabilities.

Security issues fixed

  • [20221001] Low Severity - Critical Impact - Disclosure of critical information in debug mode (affecting Joomla! 4.0.0 - 4.2.3)
  • [20221002] Low Severity - Low Impact - RXSS through reflection of user input in headings (affecting Joomla! 4.0.0 - 4.2.3)

As the main issue focuses on the site having its debug mode set to Yes, the quickest way to help your site while backing up and preparing for the update is to simply switch "Debug System" to No if it is switched currently on.

Debug is located in the Global Configuration area of your site under the System tab.

If you are running a publicly accessible Joomla 4.x site which had debug mode enabled for a significant timeframe, we strongly recommend checking the site for suspicious activity as the issue has been observed to be exploited in the wild by at least one actor.

At the point of pushing the changes, some of the bug fixes that were intended for the next planned release made their way into this release.

Visit GitHub for the full list of 4.2.4 fixes

Click here for full release information.

It's extremely important to keep your Joomla installation, and extensions up to date to minimise the risk of your site being compromised, you should also check that you are not using vulnerable extensions by visiting Joomla! Vulnerable Extensions List.

Many site owners are totally unaware of the status of their Joomla websites, databases, and hosting environments, the potential risks of being compromised, and the implications of private personal data held. Also many site owners are paying extortionate hosting fees for below standard services running on out of date and insecure hosting environments. 

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