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Author: Holger Just

Half-time Ruby and Rails developer and half-time friendly operations guy, I try to improve the world one step at a time, striving for perfection along the way.

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ChiliProject 1.5.4 released

ChiliProject 1.5.4 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix a Cross-Site-Scripting bug (XSS) that was discovered in ChiliProject 1.5.3. It contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 2.4.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 1.x and we highly recommend that 1.x users download the release.

Download ChiliProject 1.5.4

What’s included

1.5.4 includes a security fix that was back ported from ChiliProject 2.4.0.

  • Bug #647: XSS: User input for images is not properly sanitized

All users of ChiliProject are strongly advised to update their installations as soon as possible as the resolved issue allows users able to add or edit content to inject persistent Javascript code into pages.

Users of Redmine should be advised that the fixed issue is also present there. There is currently no Redmine release that fixes the it. Currently it is only addressed in the trunk and 1.2-stable branch in the repository. You should either upgrade or apply the fix in the issue manually.

Contributors to 1.5.4

I’d like to thank all of the contributors to the 1.5.4 release.

  • Etienne Massip
  • Holger Just
  • Karel Picman
  • Mischa The Evil

We would like to especially thank Mischa The Evil who informed us of the security issue.

If you think you have found a security issue in ChiliProject please report it to the security team privately so we can follow responsible disclosure.

What’s Next?

The 1.x versions of ChiliProject are officially in maintenance mode and will only be getting security updates until the release of 3.0 in early January. After that date the 1.x branch is no longer supported in any way. We recommend upgrading to the current stable version of ChiliProject in order to get general bug fixes and features, currently ChiliProject 2.4.0.

ChiliProject 1.5.3 released

ChiliProject 1.5.3 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix numerous major security bugs that were discovered in ChiliProject 1.5.2. It contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 2.3.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 1.x and we highly recommend that 1.x users download the release.

Download ChiliProject 1.5.3

What’s included

1.5.3 includes 1 minor security fix that was back ported from ChiliProject 2.3.0.

  • Bug #619: Redmine.pm allows anonymous read access to repositories even if Anonymous role prohibits it

Unless you use the Repository integration, you do not need to update your installation as the fix of Redmine.pm is the only update included in this release.

Contributors to 1.5.3

I’d like to thank all of the contributors to the 1.5.3 release.

  • Holger Just
  • Jan Schulz-Hofen

If you think you have found a security bug in ChiliProject please report it to the security team privately so we can follow responsible disclosure.

What’s Next?

The 1.x versions of ChiliProject are officially in maintenance mode and will only be getting security updates from now on. We recommend upgrading to the current stable version of ChiliProject in order to get general bug fixes and features, currently ChiliProject 2.3.0.

ChiliProject 2.3.0 released

ChiliProject 2.3.0 has just been released. It includes some bugfixes for ChiliProject 2.2.0 as well as one security fix. It is suitable for use on production websites and we recommend that all users download the release as soon as possible.

Users of the old 1.x release branch, please check the 1.5.3 release which includes the security fix.

Download ChiliProject 2.3.0

What’s included

2.3.0 includes 3 new feature and 4 bug fixes for 2.2.0. The major highlights of this release are:

  • Our Gemfile is more compatible to Windows deployments.
  • The bundled Redmine.pm adapter for connection Subversion repositories to ChiliProjects Authentication and Authorization model now checks that the anonymous user has the actual browser_repository right on public projects. This should only affect very few people. It exposed repositories of public projects where the anonymous user has not given the browse_repository right read-access. Non-public projects were not affected and their content was not exposed.

The full list of changes are below:

  • Bug #594: Wiki Diff somehow off
  • Bug #617: Gemfile: Missing database related platform block for Windows + RubyInstaller
  • Bug #619: Redmine.pm allows anonymous read access to repositories even if Anonymous role prohibits it
  • Bug #633: Update from 1.x to 2.x impossible under rare but valid circumstances
  • Feature #355: Turn on/off the if the start date will autofill by default
  • Feature #566: The “Watcher” filter should show all users.
  • Feature #644: Add Check/Uncheck all links to project form

Contributors to 2.3.0

  • Felix Schäfer
  • Gregor Schmidt
  • Holger Just
  • Igor Zubkov
  • Jan Schulz-Hofen
  • Nick Peelman

A special thanks goes out to Jan Schulz-Hofen for finding and responsibly disclosing the Redmine.pm issue.

In closing, go and download ChiliProject 2.3.0 now.

ChiliProject 2.2.0 Released

ChiliProject 2.2.0 has just been released. It includes many bug fixes for ChiliProject 2.2.0 as well as a couple of security fixes. It is suitable for use on production websites and we recommend that all users download the release as soon as possible.

Download ChiliProject 2.2.0

What’s included

2.2.0 includes 1 new feature and 9 bug fixes for 2.2.0. The major highlights of this release are:

  • Update to Rails 2.3.14 which contains a couple of security fixes:
    • SQL Injection Vulnerability in quote_table_name: (CVE-2011-2930)
    • XSS Vulnerability in strip_tags helper: (CVE-2011-2931)
    • XSS Vulnerability in the escaping function in Ruby on Rails in Ruby 1.9: (CVE-2011-2931)
    • Response Splitting Vulnerability in Ruby on Rails : (CVE-2011-3186)
  • A smarter algorithm to resolve plugin dependencies

The full list of changes are below:

  • Bug #256: requires_redmine_plugin should defer loading plugins if not all dependencies are met
  • Bug #517: Remove included lib/faster_csv.rb
  • Bug #551: Hardcoded French string in wiki/diff.rhtml
  • Bug #552: Hardcoded English string in RepositoriesHelper
  • Bug #557: Calendar links for previous/next month contains double escaped characters
  • Bug #561: PDF export of issue gives TypeError (can’t convert nil into String)
  • Bug #573: acts_as_searchable definition in WikiPage may be insufficient and cause SQL errors
  • Bug #577: Invalid watcher user error when adding an invalid user as watcher
  • Bug #586: TabularFormBuilder doesn’t work with subforms
  • Feature #275: Implement requires_chiliproject and requires_chiliproject_plugin methods
  • Task #584: Upgrade to Rails 2.3.14

Contributors to 2.2.0

I’d like to thank all of the contributors to the 2.2.0 release.

  • Eric Davis
  • Felix Schäfer
  • Gregor Schmidt
  • Holger Just
  • Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Tom Rochette

The upgrading and installation documentation has already been updated for 2.2.0. If you have not yet upgraded to ChiliProject 2, make sure to follow the upgrading instructions in the release notes.

What’s Next?

This is the fourth release in our 2.0.0 series so we will continue to support it with monthly bugfix releases until around December 2011. Around that time the next major ChiliProject version will be released (3.0.0).

We are working on making ChiliProject leaner by removing custom code and using standard functionality from various gems instead. Based on that we are going to make ChiliProject much easier to install and upgrade. We are also going to introduce the new default theme which — besides looking great — will provide a much better user experience.

If you’re interested in participating or contributing to ChiliProject, please leave a comment below or post to our forums. This time is a great time to start contributing to the project and we would love to have your help with all aspects of ChiliProject.

In closing, go and download ChiliProject 2.2.0 now.