Joomla! 3.8.2 Released

Joomla! 3.8.2 has been released and this time around we are facing a security/bugfix release although most the issues are at highest rated medium however as always we highly advise you update your site as soon as possible. Thankfully Joomla! these days is fairly easy to update - perform a backup, run the automated updated, sit back and wait for it to finish what it needs to finish. 

The security fixes include addressing an issue with LDAP another with two-factor authentication being able to be bypassed and lastly an issue in within the core related to information disclosure. The bug fixing side of things related to subcategories respecting permissions, tags being deleted by batch actions and reordering via drag and a few other items. The official announcement from the Joomla! team is posted below so keep on reading for more information.

Security Issues Fixed

  • Medium Priority - Core - LDAP Information Disclosure (affecting Joomla! 1.5.0 through 3.8.1) More information »
  • Medium Priority - Core - Two-Factor Authentication Bypass (affecting Joomla! 3.2.0 through 3.8.1) More information »
  • Low Priority - Core - Information Disclosure (affecting Joomla! 3.7.0 through 3.8.1) More information »

Bug Fixes

  • Display subcategories in blog layout only when user has access #18408
  • Tags being deleted by any batch action and by drag and drop reordering #18328
  • Search Module not displayed on the core templates error page #18375
  • Fix unneeded repetitive filesystem access / checks causing performance issue in custom fields #17893
  • Fix backend articles manager not listing articles in sub-categories when categories filter is active #18179