Joomla 1.5.11 Security Release

Another security release by Joomla wherein all users are encouraged to upgrade to. This release contains 26 bug fixes, two moderate-level security fixes and one low-level security fix. See release notes below.


One low-level and two moderate-level security issues were fixed in this release:

For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.


  • Prev and Next links no longer create duplicate content with SEF URLs (13890)
  • Atom feed validates for Contact Category and Weblinks Category layouts (15446)
  • Article Category layout sorts correctly (15541)
  • Form correctly uses JRoute for action (15551)
  • Improved control over who is able to upload files (15691)
  • Search results work correctly for multiple search terms with SEF URLs enabled (15853)
  • RSS 2.0 feeds try to turn mailto links into absolute URLs (15909)
  • Atom link in RSS feed causes validation problems (16211)


  • Login correctly uses view=register (15740)
  • Module cache, ID, ItemID (15727)


  • No plugin issues were fixed in this release.


  • No legacy issues fixed for this release.


  • Khepri template has correct CSS icon for Article (15912)
  • Align attribute in mod_mainmenu no longer causes problems for some templates (15963)
  • Updated the helpsites.xml files (16397)


  • Translated description for Component, Module, Plugin, etc. after installation (13898)
  • Change in Montenegrin language ISO Code (16112)
  • Modified Montenegrin language code to be ME from SLA for consistency (16349)
  • Install language changes (16405)


  • Global Configuration “Undefined Variable” warning now resolved (15699)
  • Legacy code in installer premigration system causes unrelated errors (16236)


  • Installation of some packages no longer fails (15701)
  • Installation Version Display corrected (15913)
  • JFile::getName() loses first character (16007)
  • db->updateObject function outdated (15417)
  • PHPDoc Comment for JFactory getDocument method incorrect (16314)
  • offline.php file now has correct stylesheet (16500)


Statistics for the 1.5.11 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.11 contains:
    • 26 issues fixed in SVN
    • 33 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net increase of 13 active issues:
    • 76 new reports
    • 27 closed
    • 25 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.11 release was packaged, the tracker had 157 active issues:
    • 90 open
    • 49 confirmed
    • 18 pending

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