phpBB 3.1.12 Release - Please Update

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phpBB 3.1.12 Release - Please Update

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Greetings everyone,

We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB 3.1.12 "Bertie’s look back at Mars". This version is a security release of the 3.1.x branch which fixes one security issue and also adds one minor feature addition, as well as fixing various issues reported in previous versions.

Previous versions did not limit the allowed schemes for URLs in profile fields and therefore allowed users to also specify URLs with the javascript scheme. This is now forbidden. As always, please keep in mind that external URLs can potentially be unsafe. Therefore it is recommended to not click on any URLs that might look suspicious to you. We would like to thank “aaaimg” for the disclosure of this issue to our development team.

As a minor feature addition, phpBB now also supports Memcached caching. This was merged before the EoM (End of Maintenance) and is therefore also part of this package.

Since the End of Life (EOL) date of the phpBB 3.1 branch has been passed, this also marks the last release in the phpBB 3.1 line. It will not continue to receive any maintenance or security updates.

The fixed issues include, among others, issues with updating older password hashes on PostgreSQL, an issue when using the Sphinx search backend, and with one migration during upgrades.

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: abyssmedia

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
  • Memcached support - phpBB now supports memcached caching PHPBB3-15122
Notable Bug Fixes
  • Password updater working with PostgreSQL - The cron for updating legacy password hashes was running invalid queries on PostgreSQL PHPBB3-15347
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Re: phpBB 3.1.12 Release - Please Update

Post by Noxwizard »

Marc wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:53 pmSince the End of Life (EOL) date of the phpBB 3.1 branch has been passed, this also marks the last release in the phpBB 3.1 line. It will not continue to receive any maintenance or security updates.
As per our policy, we will always try to give at least six months notice before dropping support. We would like to take this opportunity to also announce the end of support for phpBB 3.1.

As of 0:00 UTC July 1st, 2018, we will no longer be providing support for phpBB 3.1.x. The support forums will be locked, but will still be available in a read-only form for reference. All download links for phpBB 3.1.x will be removed. If you still need those packages, you will be able to obtain them from SourceForge or

It is recommended that you use these months to prepare for converting to phpBB 3.2.x. While support for 3.1.x will not be available, support for converting to 3.2.x will be available.

For those who receive support from an international support site, they will dictate their own support schedules and you should seek information from them.
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