phpBB 3.1.11 Release - Please Update

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phpBB 3.1.11 Release - Please Update

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Greetings everyone,

We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.1.11 "Bertie's Cassini hitchhike". This version is a maintenance & security release of the 3.1.x branch which fixes three security issues, as well as adding more hardening and fixes for various bugs reported in previous versions.
A server-side request forgery (SSRF) exploit was discovered in the remote avatar functionality which could be used to perform service discovery on internal and external networks as well as retrieve images which are usually restricted to local access (thanks to SEC Consult for the report). Additionally, a cross-site scripting vulnerability via version check files was discovered internally (thanks Derk Ruitenbeek). This could have been used to trick users into clicking on javascript: links. The third fixed issue concerned potential high load scenarios that could be caused by specially crafted search queries while using MySQL fulltext search.
Please note that this is the last maintenance release for phpBB 3.1 as it has now reached end of maintenance (EOM). It will continue to receive security updates until December 2017.

The bugfixes address issues with duplicate entries for migrations that could result in extensions not properly installing or uninstalling, an invalid definition in an SQL query that prevents ordering of PMs, as well as issues with updating from earlier versions using PostgreSQL.
Notable changes are pagination for IP tables and post info and added search indexing for topics after splitting a topic. The version check now also supports branches which will result in more helpful information about new versions on other branches.

The full list of changes is available in the changelog file within the docs folder contained in the release package. You can find the key highlights of this release on the wiki at and a list of all issues fixed on our tracker at

The packages can be downloaded from our downloads page.

The development team thanks everyone who contributed code to this release: javiexin, Jakub Senko, rxu, Matt Friedman, Rubén Calvo, Daniel Sinn, kasimi, Erwan Nader, nomind60s, Victor A. Safronov, Daniel Mota, David Colón, Jmz, david63, hanakin, Christian Schnegelberger, Jim Mossing Holsteyn, Joas Schilling, MIkhail Gulyaev, Michael Cullum, Mukesh Kumar Kharita, Richard McGirr, TarantinoMariachi, hubaishan, lavigor, upstrocker

If you have any questions or comments, we'll be happy to address them in the discussion topic.

- The phpBB Team

Release Highlights

New Features
  • Version check supports branches - Both the phpBB and extension version check now support branches
Notable Changes
  • Words in topic title found after topic split - Words in topic title can now be searched for directly after splitting topics
  • Pagination for IP tables and post info - Added pagination to IP tables and post info on postdetails page
Notable Bug Fixes
  • Prevent duplicate migrations due to invalid names - Some migrations incorrectly specified leading backslashes. These are now properly handled.
  • Ensure query start is always set - This previously prevented updates from earlier versions using PostgreSQL
  • Invalid ORDER_BY definition in PMs - The UCP PM view folder page was using an invalid ORDER_BY definition that resulted in missing PM ordering.

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