Joomla 1.6.1 Released – 12 Security Issues Fixed

by Elaine on March 10, 2011

If you have Joomla 1.6 installed you should definitely upgrade your package to Joomla 1.6.1.   Can’t believe these are all volunteers that support Joomla and they put time into fixing and making Joomla a better place.   In summary Joomla 1.6.1 has:

  • 206 tracker issues fixed in SVN
  • 12 security issues fixed

I scrolled through all the bug fixes that they put into the Joomla 1.6.1 patch and there are quite a few bugs that were fixed including ACL’s, Components, Frontend fixes , Joomla! libraries, Joomla languages, Search engine friendly fixes, User Interface fixes, Templates, Plugins, Modules and many more.    Here are few bug fixes that caught my eye – See them all at

ACL     new user group assignment doesn’t work
ACL     A registered user can change their user name
ACL     No save icon in article editor for new article with category level permission
Authentication & Login     Login form does not use https
Components     com_contact, wrong string is used in config.xml (COM_CONTACT_FIELD_PROFILE_SHOW_LABEL used twice)
Components     com_newsfeeds doesn’t set default view in frontend
Components     Clicks on a custom banner are not counted
Components     Double category strings in URLs
Front End     Cannot edit a weblink from the frontend
Joomla! Libraries     Fatal error: Cannot use object of type stdClass as array in ../libraries/joomla/updater/updater.php on line 108
Search Engine Friendly     Remove com_search SEF encoding of search term
Search Engine Friendly     sef plugin results in a blank page for large content
Search Engine Friendly     Send HTTP result code 503 for the offline page
User Interface     There is no featured button in the tool bar, so no way to make multiple articles featured

Download the Joomla 1.6.1 new release from website.






 Joomla 1.6.1 Released   12 Security Issues Fixed


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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