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JomSocial 4.2.6 and JomSocial 4.3 Beta 2 Security Releases

The latest JomSocial release is an important security patch. The patch brings a fix for potential exploits allowing unrestricted access to data in the database. Due to the nature of the vulnerability and in order to protect customer sites, we will not disclose the issue, but we urge you to update the site as soon as possible.

For the full list of other changes, you may refer to the changelog page.

License Expired? Download Anyway!

We value our customers security more than anything so we’ve provided a full patch for everyone to download freely even if their license has expired.

While this exploit affect all the versions, we are going to patch only supported JomSocial versions.

To apply the patch, unzip the downloaded file and replace files according to the folder structure.

Patches are not tested with JomSocial 4.0 or lower. While they can still work, you will be using them on your own risk and support will not be provided..

How To Download JomSocial 4.2.6

Log in to your account at the JomSocial website and download the latest package. Unzip the package to find the JomSocial 4.2.6 installation file or iJoomla Installer.

How To Upgrade To JomSocial 4.2.6

1. To upgrade with iJoomla installer (recommended):

Navigate to the iJoomla Installer component and click the red Upgrade button.

Instructions for this method can be found here. Note that the version number in the document may differ from the current version but the upgrade process will be the same.

2. To upgrade by installing the package:

  • From any JomSocial version 4.2.x - Simply install the newest version on top of the old version.
  • From JomSocial 4.1.x or older - Perform a tier upgrade.

3. To upgrade with a patch:

Patch files are provided as a courtesy. It is always recommended that you update your JomSocial installation using an installer. If you must update through patch files, they are available on the forum.

If you're not sure how to update with patch files, we have a tutorial for that too.

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