From Sam Reed on MediaWiki-announce. This is a security release. It is recommended you take action immediately in order to patch your MediaWiki installations.
This security release includes a fix for a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability present in some configurations of MediaWiki. Not everyone is impacted. To test if you are impacted by this vulnerability, after following all patch instructions in the email (including running the "composer update --no-dev" command if you are i
MediaWiki 1.31.0 has now been officially released. This is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, meaning it will receive bugfixes and security updates for a period of 3 years (until June 2021). Below is a highlight of some of the release notes. To view the full release notes, click here.
New System Requirements
MediaWiki 1.31 now requires PHP 7.0 or higher. HHVM 3.18.5+ is still supported, but any users still on HHVM should look into migrating into PHP 7, as HHVM will no longer be support
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MediaWiki 1.32.1 has been officially released. Below are a highlight of changes made in this patch release.
Fixed an issue in the API list=users which mistakenly reported users as missing
Removed hard-coded Google site search from database error screens
In addition, other bugs related to backend databases were fixed.
To upgrade from 1.32.0 to 1.32.1, unpack the new files in-place over the old ones. You do not need to run the database upgrade s
MediaWiki 1.32 has been officially released. Below is a highlight of some of the release notes; you can view the full list here.
A new "Interface administrators" group was added, which has the ability to edit sitewide CSS/JS and the CSS/JS of other users. By default, no other group (not even "Administrators") has this capability anymore.
We recommend that you do not grant this group to all of your existing administrators, instead only granting it to those who will be