16 January 2019
Drupal version 7.63 is now available.
Upgrading to Drupal 7.63
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What's New in Drupal 7.63
- PHP 5.3.0-5.3.5 gives notice for debug_backtrace() call in PharWrapper
- The .phar file extension has been added to Drupal's dangerous extensions list, which means that any such file uploaded to a Drupal file field will automatically be converted to a text file (with the .txt extension) to prevent it from being executed. This is similar to how Drupal handles file uploads with a .php extension.
- No changes have been made to the .htaccess, web.config, robots.txt or default settings.php files in this release, so upgrading custom versions of those files is not necessary.
- The replacement stream wrapper needed to resolve Drupal Core - Remote code execution - SA-CORE-2018-002 is not compatible with PHP versions lower than 5.3.3. For sites using lower PHP versions, the built-in phar stream wrapper has been disabled rather than replaced. Drupal 7 sites using PHP 5.2 (or PHP 5.3.0-5.3.2) that require phar support will need to re-enable the stream wrapper for it; however, note that re-enabling the stream wrapper will re-enable the insecure PHP behavior on those PHP versions.
- It is very uncommon to both be running a PHP version lower than 5.3.3 and to need phar support. If you're in that situation, consider upgrading your PHP version instead of restoring insecure phar support.
- fixes a regression affecting some Drush installations that was introduced by the fix for SA-CORE-2019-002