vBulletin released its latest product version, 3.6.6. If some of you still didnt know, vbulletin develops new add-on products namely vBulletin Blog and Product Tools which is expected be out soon. These products will require a minimum vBulletin version of 3.6.6.

The update also features numerous fixes and tweaks to the system in general. It also introduces a new javascript framework. Here’s what Kier, the vBulletin Product Manager, said regarding that…

“With the use of AJAX and other client-side scripting systems increasing all the time, version 3.6.6 debuts various new methods of working with Javascript in vBulletin, many of which assist in the effort to remove as much Javascript from the templates as possible.

In order to facilitate this switch and to provide a solid framework on which to build, we have decided to employ the Yahoo! User Interface javascript library (YUI) for much of our DOM, event and XML-HTTP features, and in future versions you will see much greater use of this excellent library as we migrate some of our older Javascript code to a YUI base.

Included by default in vBulletin is the DOM/Event library (yahoo-dom-event.js) and the XML-HTTP connection handler (connection.js).”

Read the complete announcement of the update here.

Four days later, vBulletin identified an XSS flaw which poses a security risk to older versions of vBulletin 3.6 (3.5.x and 3.0.x are not affected). So, right there and then, they released the vBulletin 3.6.7 and patches to older versions to fix the problem. But unlike any other version update, it doesn’t require template and/or database schema changes. In fact you may just opt to install a plugin and there’s no need for you to upload any files via FTP. So the upgrade should be a breeze.

Read the full announcement here.

Like it? Share it... These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Furl
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Google
  • Live
  • YahooMyWeb