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Published by Skenow on 2015/5/24 (662 reads)
ImpressCMS and SecurifyLabs - Open Source Security Assurance

At ImpressCMS, we take pride in following good coding practices, both to produce a stable, easy-to-use CMS, and in providing the most secure environment for your websites. In this day and age, high-assurance security is something that we have to start thinking about. As a community, we’ve done our best as far as code security; now, we’re looking to advance to the next level.

We are now working with SecurifyLabs, a company that specializes in open-source assessment and remediation support approached us. Their collaborations include open-source initiatives such as Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, ElkArte and BigBlueButton. Having SecurifyLabs as our security partner will be a game changer for our entire community.

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Published by Skenow on 2015/4/7 (972 reads)
2.0.0 Alpha 5 Released

ImpressCMS 2.0 alpha 5 is now available.The files for this release can be found on the Development Packages page.

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Published by Debianus on 2015/3/18 (736 reads)

All users of one ImpressCMS site can read the PM other users have sent them; but what if you would like read the PMs you have sent?

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Published by Skenow on 2015/1/11 (1179 reads)
ImpressCMS: Highlights from 2014

7 years ago (on 9 January 2008, to be exact) the first beta release of ImpressCMS was announced and since then we have released 26 versions of ImpressCMS - from 1.0.0 to 1.3.7! We are averaging around 4 releases a year, which is a respectable number, considering the work that goes into them. Currently, we're still supporting 2 main branches - 1.2 and 1.3 - while developing in our 2.0 branch.

Over the course of the year, we switched our hosting to Siteground, and they have been a very good partner for us. We also did a quick redesign and relaunch of the Addons site to prepare for a merging of our different properties into a single, updated site.

We had 2 related vulnerability reports we addressed this year, which has prompted us to be even more diligent in our security efforts. We have joined oCert Security Response and are working with another vendor that will provide us with security scans based on community support (watch for an upcoming announcement).

All-in-all, year 7 was a good year and we're looking ahead to an even better year in 2015!

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/12/24 (1128 reads)

Vintage Christmas

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Published by Skenow on 2014/12/21 (851 reads)
Developers - Update Your Git Clients!

A critical security flaw was discovered in Git clients and patched this week. This does not affect any of our repositories hosted on Assembla, but can impact your local clones of the repository. The vulnerability concerns repositories or clones that reside on file systems that are case-insensitive or case-normalizing (like OSX using HFS+ or Windows, whether it uses NTFS or FAT).

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/11/21 (1073 reads)
ImpressCMS joins oCert Security Response

The ImpressCMS project has been invited to joined the oCert security response initiative. As a project that is paranoid about security, this was a logical step. We also consider it a confirmation of our very good security track record up till now.

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Published by Skenow on 2014/6/25 (2799 reads)
Download ImpressCMS 1.3.7 and 1.2.9 (LTS) Releases Now

One of the top tenets of ImpressCMS is to be a secure platform for your websites. In response to a recent CVE report, additional validation and sanitation of user has been implemented in the 1.2 and 1.3 releases. Once again, we were aided by Pedro Ribeiro of Agile Information Security Ltd. in testing the patches for this issue.

If you ever discover a vulnerability or are uncertain about the security of ImpressCMS, please use our Security Issue Report form to let us know.

Download ImpressCMS 1.3.7 and 1.2.9 LTS (Long Term Support)

The new 1.3 release is available for download on the ImpressCMS 1.3 product page.

We continue to provide support for the 1.2 series of ImpressCMS. Once ImpressCMS 2.0 Final is released, the 1.2 support will be discontinued. The update for 1.2 (our Long Term Support version) is available on the ImpressCMS 1.2 product page

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/6/16 (1918 reads)
Security Notification CVE-2014-4036 (Low Impact)

Recently, a new security notification had been submitted to CVE without the project being notified beforehand. This has been rectified, and we are preparing the appropriate files for release.

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Published by Skenow on 2014/4/16 (2273 reads)
2.0.0 Alpha 4 Released

The 4th alpha release of 2.0 branch is now available and incorporates many changes introduced in the latest 1.3 release of ImpressCMS, plus some additional improvements that will only be available in 2.0 and later. The files for this release can be found on the Development Packages page.

What was brought forward from the 1.3 releases?

  • PDO support
  • External library updates
  • Security improvements

What's been added or changed in the 2.0 branch only (so far)?

  • PHP 5.4 strict compliance
  • The system module follows IPF conventions
  • IE 6.0 compliance is being removed
  • Hashtag and mention plugins are included
  • Legacy class/ and kernel/ folders have been removed
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Published by Skenow on 2014/3/30 (1750 reads)
SimplyWiki 1.2.1 has gone final

It has been 2 1/2 years since an update has been released for SimplyWiki, and several things have been added or improved since then. Now, all those changes have been tested and validated and a new final release is ready for you!

SimplyWiki can be used in many ways - to create your own wiki with built in rich text (WYSIWYG) editors, to maintain a simple website, and to create content for specific groups of people. It supports multiple languages (even right-to-left languages), versioning, and work flows for document creation and approvals. You can see it in action at wiki.impresscms.org and www.simplywiki.org

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/3/23 (1885 reads)
Siteground 10th anniversary promo - 15hrs left

Siteground, our hosting sponsor, is celebrating their 10th anniversary. For that, they offer special promotions for any new hosting contracts. But don't wait too long, as these offers are only valid until the end of today (CET timezone).

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/2/26 (2222 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.3.6.1 is now available for download

ImpressCMS 1.3.6.1 (fix 1 for ImpressCMS 1.3.6) fixes several problems with the newly introduced PDO database system, along with security enhancements.

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/2/10 (1236 reads)
New Bug Reporting and change request links

ImpressCMS development is hosted on Assembla, and there have been some changes in the way bugs and change requests are reported. A small reminder where to go in case of problems or requests.

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Published by Skenow on 2014/1/31 (3944 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.3.6 Final Released

The ImpressCMS 1.3.6 final release is now available to download. This release, the latest in the ImpressCMS 1.3 branch, provides support for PHP 5.5 and PDO, integrates previously released patches, and added protection for 3 vulnerabilities.

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