Joomla 4.4.1 - Bug Fix and Security Release
On Tuesday 28 November, Joomla 4.4.1 was released. This release is specifically aimed at fixing a security issue and several bugs identified since the previous version. The aim is to improve the stability and reliability of the Joomla platform.
Security issue resolved
One of the key improvements in Joomla 4.4.1 is the resolution of a security issue related to the exposure of environment variables. Previously, the process of parsing language files could be manipulated to expose environment variables. This meant that sensitive information was potentially accessible to malicious users. The new update fixes this issue, significantly improving the security of Joomla websites.
A detailed overview of the resolved bugs is available on Joomla's official github repository: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/milestone/112?closed=1. This overview provides a transparent view of the issues that have been addressed and their solutions.
While this release does not introduce any new features, it is important to stress that it is a crucial step in preparing for future upgrades. Joomla 4.4.1 lays the foundation for a smooth transition from Joomla 4.x to Joomla 5.x. It contains essential updates that ensure users can upgrade to the latest versions of the CMS without any problems.
By focusing on improving the upgrade path, Joomla users can benefit from the latest features, security improvements and bug fixes introduced in future releases of the platform.
If you are currently using Joomla 4.x, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to Joomla 4.4.1 to take advantage of the enhanced upgrade capabilities and ensure that your website remains secure and up-to-date.