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vBulletin Connect 5.1.5 is now available.

We're proud to announce the release of vBulletin 5.1.5 Alpha X. This is a maintenance release focused on resolving issues within the software. All together over 145 issues have been resolved in vBulletin 5.1.5. In addition to fixing outstanding issues, we've added a few new features and continue to update existing features.

[SIZE=14px]PHP Minimum Version[/size]
Due to changes in required third-party libraries, the minimum required version of vBulletin 5.1.5 and higher will be PHP 5.4.0. Also at this time, PHP 5.3.X has reached end of life and will no longer be updated. It is recommended to upgrade your servers to 5.4.0.

[SIZE=14px]Facebook Connect Updates[/size]
Facebook Connect in vBulletin 5.1.5 has been reworked and updated to the latest version of the Facebook API. As of December 31st 2014, Facebook will no longer accept Connect Apps under the old API. As of April 30th 2015, Facebook will no longer communicate with Facebook Connect implemented in versions of vBulletin prior to vBulletin 5.1.5. This update reworks how Facebook is integrated into vBulletin 5.1.5 completely down to the CSS in order to provide a better user experience across the board.

[SIZE=14px]User Mentions and Notifications.[/size]
New BBCode has been added to handle User Mentions in content using either the [USER="132176"]name[/USER] or . When using the [USER="132176"]name[/USER] style, you will be given a lookup list of usernames to choose from.
[TABLE="border: 1, cellpadding: 6, width: 500"]
[TR]
[TD]Examples[/TD]
[TD] [/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Usage:[/TD]
[TD]@%username%[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Example Usage:[/TD]
[TD]@"John Doe"
[USER="1"]John[/USER] Doe[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Example Output:[/TD]
[TD]@[a href="#"]John Doe[/a]
@[a href="#"]John[/a] Doe
@[a href="#"]John Doe[/a][/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]




[SIZE=14px]New Modules in vBulletin 5.1.5[/size]
vBulletin Connect 5.1.5 introduces two new modules that you can use on your pages. New installations also receive two new search modules placed on the Blog and Group pages to show your blog and group activity. I'll go over how to create these search modules on your pre-existing installation later.

Content Slider Module
This module was requested a lot by vBulletin 5 customers. By default it allows you to show featured content anywhere on your site in an image slideshow format. Currently this is very easy to setup with few options but those can be expanded in the future if there is demand.

First we need to feature some content. Go to an article, topic or blog entry and you can feature content by using the inline moderation tools. Select the Topic menu and click on the "Feature Topic". See the screenshot below.

Once you have a few topics featured enter Site Builder and edit the page where you want to add your Content Slider. Drag the content slider to the location you want to place it on your page at. We recommend a wide or 100% column. Once placed, it should look like the image below:

Advanced Settings
You can configure this using a JSON Search String. These can be created by typing out the JSON string or using a search module to configure your options and then clicking the advanced tab to get the string. We hope to improve the functionality for this module in the future.

Statistics Module
The statistics module from vBulletin 4 and earlier has been recreated to fit in with Site Builder. You can place this module wherever modules can be placed. The statistics module does not have any specific options at this time except for the ability to give it a custom title. It does share the hide title option with all other modules.

New Modules and Upgraded vBulletin Installations.
Upgraded installations may not see these new modules immediately. Here are the instructions to add them to your pages.
  1. Click "Edit Site" in the top right corner to open the Site Builder.
  2. Click "Edit Page".
  3. Click the Module tab of the Edit Page interface.
  4. Find the module you want and drag it to the screen.
  5. Drop it where you want to show.
  6. To configure the module, click the "Edit Module" icon on the module itself. It looks like an old-fashioned pen.
My Groups and My Blogs
With the default installation, two new modules are added. One for blogs and one for groups. They are designed to show the blogs and groups that you own. There are instructions on how to recreate these modules for upgrades below. The modules themselves are simply searches built using JSON search strings. However they use new filters made available in vBulletin 5.1.5 to achieve their affect.


To create these modules on existing forums that are upgraded, follow these steps:
1) Using Site Builder edit the page you want to place the modules on. By design, these would be either the Blog or Group pages.
2) Add a Search Module.
3) Edit the module and click the "Switch to Advanced Editor" link at the top.
4) Choose your options:
Blog:
Title: My Blogs
Results: 5
JSON: {"my_channels":{"type":"blog"},"sort":{"lastcontent":"desc"}}

Groups:
Title: My Groups
Results: 5
JSON: {"my_channels":{"type":"group"},"sort":{"lastcontent":"desc"}}

5) Save the module and then save the page.

[SIZE=14px]New Style Variables[/size]
In order to accomodate these new themes, 26 new stylevars have been added. These can be used to create your own themes or styles. You can find a complete list of style variables in vBulletin 5.1.5 can be found here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/stylevars

[SIZE=14px]vBulletin Cloud[/size]
Upgrades on vBulletin Cloud sites will begin later this week. If you are a vBulletin Cloud customer, you will receive an email before the upgrade starts and another after it is completed.

[SIZE=14px]Security Patches[/size]
All previous security patches have been integrated into vBulletin Connect 5.1.5

[SIZE=16px]Discussion[/size]
Customers can discuss this release here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/node/4223536


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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:29:43 GMT

vBulletin Connect 5.1.5 Beta 3 is now available

We're proud to announce the release of vBulletin 5.1.5 beta 3. This is a maintenance release focused on on polishing issues with the new user mentions system, and facebook connect issues.

PHP Minimum Version
Due to changes in required third-party libraries, the minimum required version of vBulletin 5.1.5 and higher will be PHP 5.4.0. Also at this time, PHP 5.3.X has reached end of life and will no longer be updated. It is recommended to upgrade your servers to 5.4.0.

Changes from Beta 1
  • VBV-14136 RSS feed results in php error
  • VBV-14125 Post patch cleanup for vB_Content_Attach->cleanSettings()
  • VBV-14112 A user receives an error when he tries to disconnect Facebook in his user settings.
  • VBV-14116 Selecting a user in the new 'User mention' is not friendly and needs improvement.
  • VBV-14137 Call to a member function getChannelPermission()
  • VBV-14115 Only one forum member can be mentioned in a post.
  • VBV-14149 Mention auto complete box does not disappear
  • VBV-13524 Facebook connect -- handle missing permissions gracefully
  • VBV-14113 Publish to Facebook does not work
  • VBV-14174 When a user mention is at the very end of the post text, it is not recognized and parsed correctly.
This patch also includes the fixes for the previously announced 5.1.1 – 5.1.4 security exploit



[warning]As a Beta release of software currently in development, no support is provided for this version of vBulletin at this time. It is not advised to use this software on production sites.[/warning]

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:03:40 GMT

vBulletin Connect 5.1.5 Beta 3 is now available

We're proud to announce the release of vBulletin 5.1.5 beta 3. This is a maintenance release focused on on polishing issues with the new user mentions system, and facebook connect issues.

PHP Minimum Version
Due to changes in required third-party libraries, the minimum required version of vBulletin 5.1.5 and higher will be PHP 5.4.0. Also at this time, PHP 5.3.X has reached end of life and will no longer be updated. It is recommended to upgrade your servers to 5.4.0.

Changes from Beta 1
  • VBV-14136 RSS feed results in php error
  • VBV-14125 Post patch cleanup for vB_Content_Attach->cleanSettings()
  • VBV-14112 A user receives an error when he tries to disconnect Facebook in his user settings.
  • VBV-14116 Selecting a user in the new 'User mention' is not friendly and needs improvement.
  • VBV-14137 Call to a member function getChannelPermission()
  • VBV-14115 Only one forum member can be mentioned in a post.
  • VBV-14149 Mention auto complete box does not disappear
  • VBV-13524 Facebook connect -- handle missing permissions gracefully
  • VBV-14113 Publish to Facebook does not work
  • VBV-14174 When a user mention is at the very end of the post text, it is not recognized and parsed correctly.
This patch also includes the fixes for the previously announced 5.1.1 – 5.1.4 security exploit



[warning]As a Beta release of software currently in development, no support is provided for this version of vBulletin at this time. It is not advised to use this software on production sites.[/warning]

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:58:40 GMT

vBulletin 5.1.1 - 5.1.4 Security Exploit Found.

A security issue has been reported to us that affects vBulletin 5. We have released security patches for the versions vBulletin 5.1.1 through 5.1.4 to account for this vulnerability. The issue allows potential unsanitized input via attachments. It is recommended that all users update as soon as possible. If you're using a version of vBulletin 5 older than 5.1.4, it is recommended that you upgrade to that version as soon as possible.

You can download the patch for your version here: http://members.vbulletin.com/patches.php

To install the patch:
1) Download the appropriate files for your version of vBulletin 5 then upload all files found within the zip file. Make sure to overwrite the existing files on your server.
2) Locate the file vbv_14079_14084_fix.php in your /core/install directory and run this in your browser. This will fix previous attachments if necessary.
3) Delete the core/install directory when finished.

Please note that it is recommended to make a database backup before running any scripts that modify your database.

If you're using a version prior to 5.1.4, then you should upgrade to that version following standard upgrade procedures. Then follow these steps:
1) After upgrading, you will need to run the fix script which will be found in your /do_not_upgrade folder.
2) Upload this to /core/install and run from your web browser.
3) Delete /core/install when finished.

vBulletin Connect 5.1.5 Beta has already had this fix applied.

vBulletin Cloud Sites have already had this patch applied.

Patches available:
Security patch: 5.1.4 PL3
Security patch: 5.1.3 PL4
Security patch: 5.1.2 PL8
Security patch: 5.1.1 PL8

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:25:19 GMT

Potential vBSEO vulnerability

Dear VB License Holder,

It has come to our attention that there may be a potential security vulnerability in VBSEO affecting the latest version of the software (and potentially other versions as well). We've attempted to contact the vendor, but as they have been non-responsive we felt we should alert the community as many of our customers use this add-on software.

If you think you might be running a vulnerable version of the software, there is a simple fix: just comment out the following lines in the file vbseo/includes/functions_vbseo_hook.php:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

should be changed to:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

If you are running the "Suspect File Versions" diagnostics tool, you will additionally need to generate a new MD5 sum of the above file and edit upload/includes/md5_sums_crawlability_vbseo.php to use the new MD5 sum on the line:

'functions_vbseo_hook.php' => 'NEW MD5 SUM GOES HERE',

Please be aware that you are making these changes at your own risk. We don't know if making this change affects the terms of your VBSEO license and we can't be responsible if making this change breaks your site.

CVE-2014-9463 has been assigned to this potential vulnerability by cve.mitre.org.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:08:41 GMT


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