Hi all,

On Thursday we will be issuing a security and maintenance release to all supported branches of MediaWiki.

The new releases will be:

- 1.35.8
- 1.37.5
- 1.38.3

This will resolve three low priority issues in MediaWiki core along with bug fixes included for maintenance reasons. This includes various patches for PHP 8.0 and PHP 8.1 support.

We will make the fixes available in the respective release branches (plus 1.39 which is currently in release candidate status) and master in git. Tarballs will be available for the above mentioned point releases as well.

A summary of some of the security fixes that have gone into non-bundled MediaWiki extensions will also follow later.

As a reminder, 1.37 is due to become end of life (EOL) in November 2022. 1.37.5 is expected to be the last release for this branch. It is recommended to upgrade to 1.38, or to 1.39 (the next LTS after 1.35) due to be released in November 2022.

[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Version_lifecycle