Koha 16.05.09 security release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.9

31 Jan 2017

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation
package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types
and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The
website for the Koha project is:

Koha 16.5.9 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 16.5.9 is a security release. If you are running 16.05.x, we strongly recommend you update.

It includes 1 enhancements, 9 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17990] Code to check perl module versions is buggy

Major and critical bugs fixed

  • [9569] IndependentBranches preference overrides AutoLocation security feature
  • [17900] Possible SQL injection in patroncards template editing
  • [17901] Possible SQL injection in shelf editing
  • [17903] Possible SQL injection in serial claims
  • [17905] member-flags is vulnerable to CSRF attacks
  • [17986] Perl dependency evaluation incorrect

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [16929] Prevent opac-memberentry waiting for random chars

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17880] C4::Installer::PerlModules lexicographical comparison is incorrect

Test Suite

  • [18009] IssueSlip.t test fails if launched between 00:00 and 00:59

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (95%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (74%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 16.5.9 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.9:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.9.

  • David Cook (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Mason James (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.9

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (14)
  • KohaAloha (2)
  • Prosentient Systems (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (5)
  • Katrin Fischer (7)
  • Marc (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Mason James (8)
  • Mirko Tietgen (6)
  • Nick Clemens (7)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (7)
  • Marcel de Rooy (11)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 16.05.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 31 Jan 2017 03:05:05.

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