Zen Cart Version 1.5.5F Released

Article Date(s): 06/28/2009 - 12/31/2035
The Zen Cart Development Team announced that a security flaw has been found in all versions of zen cart. They have released a fix for this. I am pasting their announcement below.

If you need assistance in getting this security patch installed, please visit the Zen Cart Troubleshooting tab for more information. http://zencart-ecommerce-website-design.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=132

----------- email from Zen Cart Dev Team -------------------

Zen Cart Security Vulnerability Alert + Patch

Please pardon this mass email. If you are running a Zen Cart store, it's important that you read this message and take action immediately.


A vulnerability has been discovered in the admin section of v1.3.8 (and previous versions). To take advantage of this vulnerability any attacker must know the URL of your admin section. As our security recommendations point out, you should change the folder that your admin resides in as soon as you installed Zen Cart.

SO -- THE FIRST STEP YOU **NEED** TO TAKE is to rename your /admin/ folder!
http://tutorials.zen-cart.com/index.php?article=33


However we realise that relying on this 'Security through Obscurity' is not foolproof, hence the release of a patch, which can be downloaded from the Zen Cart Support forum, here: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130161

The zip file there contains a readme.html with full details on how to install the security patch files. The security patch uses Zen Cart's override system to make installation as simple as possible.

The security patch will work for previous versions in the 1.3.x series.

Older releases i.e v1.2.x are no longer supported and the patch has not been fully tested on those versions, however some parts of the patch should still work with v1.2.x (again see the readme.html file). However we strongly advise anyone using the 1.2.x versions to upgrade to 1.3.8 as soon as possible.

The Zen Cart Team takes security matters very seriously. But security is only as good as those who follow posted recommendations. Please apply the appropriate patches and security measures promptly, for your own benefit.


SUMMARY: Your Action Steps are:

1. RENAME YOUR ADMIN FOLDER !!!!!
Yes, if you haven't already renamed your /admin/ folder, do it NOW!
Instructions can be found here: http://tutorials.zen-cart.com/index.php?article=33

2. APPLY THE SECURITY PATCH !!!
http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130161

3. Subscribe yourself to the Zen Cart Announcements mailing list:
http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/subscription.php?do=addsubscription&f=2

4. Keep your site's Zen Cart software up-to-date at all times. Numerous bugs, improvements, and security fixes are included in every new release. It is in your best interests to remain current.
http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2


Sincerely,
The Zen Cart Team
Back

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty.

Customer Reviews

Don't hesistate!

I was having the worst problems with my web host, my site was down more then it was up. When it was up and running, it was very slow. I had Judy make...
Read More ->


I could never thank you enough!

Judy has provided me incredible service to provide my customers an awesome shopping experience! My store has had many changes and additions which...
Read More ->


Awesome Experience!

I don't know what more I can say about Judy and the services her company offers that hasn't already been said in past testimonials but...
Read More ->


Awesome Job, Very Fast Work

I was in need of a major update on my site, so I had found someone to do it but instead they messed it up and made the site worse. So I found Judy...
Read More ->


SAVED ME

Judy, Thank you for saving me once again! Your patience, sense of humor, knowledge and availability ( not to mention that YOU ARE ALWAYS RIGHT)...I...
Read More ->


Who's Online

There currently are 13 guests online.
Copyright © 2004 - 2020 ZenCart Ecommerce Website Design
Zen Cart Templates Zen Cart Guru
Powered by Zen Cart