[MediaWiki-announce] Announcing MediaWiki 1.35.0

Sam Reed reedy at wikimedia.org
Fri Sep 25 16:19:30 UTC 2020


I am happy to announce the belated availability of the general release of
MediaWiki 1.35!

Tarballs have already been uploaded, and the git tag has been pushed.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with this release, especially thanks to
those who tested out the release candidates and provided feedback, as well
as the developers who worked hard to get several important fixes merged in
time for the 1.35 final release. To see what's changed in 1.35, see the
release notes below.

Please note that the PHP version requirement has been raised from 7.2.9 in
MediaWiki 1.34 (and 7.0 in MediaWiki 1.31), to 7.3.19.

MediaWiki 1.35 is an LTS and is due to be supported until the end of
September 2023.

As a reminder, 1.31 is due to become end of life in June 2021. 1.34 is due
to become end of life in November 2020.

As per the pre-release announcement, 1.35.0 also includes some security
fixes that weren't in the release candidates, which came out yesterday for
the ther supported MediaWiki branches.

Known/outstanding issues:
* VisualEditor and Parsoid are now bundled in the tarball and no longer
need a separate Node.js service. The documentation for this still may still
require some updates. Please report any bugs [2] if this affects you.
* (T259685) Zeroconf (zero-configuration) VisualEditor/Parsoid doesn't work
using SQLite as the database backend for MediaWiki. This is due to the lack
of write concurrency in SQLite. If you wish to use this feature, it is
recommended to use MySQL/MariaDB rather than SQLite.
* Watchlist expiry (behind the $wgWatchlistExpiry flag) is currently still
experimental. It should become stable in a later point release. Please
report any issues/bugs [3].

== Security fixes ==
* (T232568, CVE-2020-25813) SECURITY: SpecialUserrights: If a viewer lacks
`hideuser`, ignore hidden users.
* (T255918, CVE-2020-25812) SECURITY: Unescaped message used in HTML on
Special:Contributions.
* (T256171, CVE-2020-25815) SECURITY: Unescaped message used in HTML within
LogEventsList.
* (T258763, CVE-2020-17367, CVE-2020-17368) SECURITY: Prevent invoking
firejail's --output functionality.
* (T86738, CVE-2020-25814) SECURITY: mediawiki.jqueryMsg: Sanitize URLs and
'style' attribute.
* (T115888, CVE-2020-25828) SECURITY: mediawiki.js: Escape HTML in
mw.message( ... ).parse().
* (T260485, CVE-2020-25869) SECURITY: ActorMigration: Load user from the
correct database.
* (T260485, CVE-2020-25869) SECURITY: ensure actor ID from correct wiki is
used.
* (T251661, CVE-2020-25827) SECURITY: TOTP throttle not enforced cross-wiki.

== Links to all mentioned tasks ==
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T232568
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T255918
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T256171
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T258763
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T86738
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T115888
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T260485
* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T251661

=== Changes since MediaWiki 1.35.0-rc.3 ===
* (T261258) Remove checks for ancient ImageMagick versions in BitmapHandler.
* (T260232) Don't include null page ids in query list for category dumps.
* (T260009) Check existing watchitem when saving action=watch.
* (T259055) Correct success messages for action=watch.
* mediawiki.page.ready: Simpler tablesorter/makeCollapsible call.
* mediawiki.page.ready: Fix skin override config flags, wrong way round.
* (T262175, T248512) Remove requirement for ApiWatchlistTrait to be in
ApiBase.
* (T259053, T260434) Watchlist: Fix updateWatchLink removing css class when
action=watch.
* (T261901, T261476) mediawiki.notification: Don't close notif when
clicking <select> element.
* (T251506) Sanitizer: Truncate IDs to a reasonable length.
* (T259452) Parsoid updated to v0.12.0.
* (T261970) watch.ajax: Add expiry support to watchpage.mw event.
* (T262900) Fix failure of rebuildLocalisationCache.php due to
ResourceLoader hook.
* (T263014) Hard deprecate File::userCan() with $user=null.
* (T262547) Use localized success message after watching via action=watch.
* (T201491) Fix typo 'Watchlst' in `apihelp-edit-param-watchlistexpiry`.
* (T261081) Installer: consistently reset Language objects.
* (T250449, T250450) Installer: consistently reset Language objects.
* Explicitly wrap some XML calls in libxml_disable_entity_loader().
* (T262934) Ensure dropdown label is always on its own line.
* (T246855) resourceloader: Use a local HookRunner.
* (T263604) Have findBadBlobs.php require Maintenance.php rather than
cleanupTable.inc.
* (T263606) Set fake time, to avoid flaky tests.
* (T261325) Add FindMissingActors script.
* (T262364) shell: Don't blacklist /run/firejail.
* (T263655) NewPagesPager: Ignore nonexistent namespaces.
* Update specialPageAliases and magicWords for Egyptian Arabic (arz).
* (T261347) ParserOutput: don't throw on bad editsection.
* (T255918, CVE-2020-25812) SECURITY: Unescaped message used in HTML on
Special:Contributions.
* (T256171, CVE-2020-25815) SECURITY: Unescaped message used in HTML within
LogEventsList.
* (T258763, CVE-2020-17367, CVE-2020-17368) SECURITY: Prevent invoking
firejail's --output functionality.
* (T86738, CVE-2020-25814) SECURITY: mediawiki.jqueryMsg: Sanitize URLs and
'style' attribute.
* (T115888, CVE-2020-25828) SECURITY: mediawiki.js: Escape HTML in
mw.message( ... ).parse().
* (T260485, CVE-2020-25869) SECURITY: ActorMigration: Load user from the
correct database.
* (T260485, CVE-2020-25869) SECURITY: ensure actor ID from correct wiki is
used.
* Add Finnish special page aliases.
* Fix GuzzleHttpRequest request headers.
* Fix description for pruneFileCache.php.
* emptyUserGroup.php: handle more than 5000 users.
* Make ApiSandbox copyable URL absolute.
* (T261087) Add a link from a deleted page to that page's logs.

Open Bugs:
[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/4035/

Bug report form:
[2]
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/edit/form/1/?tags=MW-1.35-Release

[3]
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/edit/form/1/?tags=MW-1.35-Release+expiring-watchlist-items

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Download:
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.35/mediawiki-1.35.0.tar.gz

Download without bundled extensions:
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.35/mediawiki-core-1.35.0.tar.gz

Patch to previous version (1.35.0-rc.3):
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.35/mediawiki-1.35.0.patch.gz

GPG signatures:
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.35/mediawiki-core-1.35.0.tar.gz.sig
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.35/mediawiki-1.35.0.tar.gz.sig
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.35/mediawiki-1.35.0.patch.gz.sig

Public keys:
https://www.mediawiki.org/keys/keys.html

Release Notes
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.35


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