MyBB 1.6.9 is now available from the MyBB website and is a security release for the 1.6 series.
What’s added/changed in this version?
It has come to our attention that there is an SQL injection vulnerability in all versions of MyBB, including MyBB 1.6.8. We advise all MyBB forum owners to upgrade their forum as soon as possible.
With thanks to frostschutz and StefanT for finding and reporting these issues.
- High Risk: An SQL vulnerability when editing a post
- Medium Risk: CAPTCHA systems non effective, providing possible brute-force access
- An issue with the editor not working in Firefox 16 and above
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Upgrading from 1.6.8 and Other Versions
Before performing any upgrade please remember to backup your forum’s files and database and store them safely. If you have edited core files, including language files, please make sure you make a changelog for these changes so you can make them again once the upgrade is complete.
To upgrade, follow the Upgrading process. The upgrade script is required. There are changes to 1 language file (messages.lang.php). There are changes to 3 templates (portal_welcome_guesttext, loginbox & codebuttons).
If you’re using MyBB 1.6.8
If you’re using MyBB 1.6.7 or below
Reporting MyBB Security Vulnerabilities
If you think you’ve found a vulnerability in MyBB, we advise you not to publicly post it on these forums or publicly release information about it elsewhere until we’ve had time to prepare and release a patch.
As always, you can send through security related messages on the MyBB website from the Contact Us page or in our Private Inquiries forum – where you can start a new thread that only you and the MyBB Team can see.