Koha 3.14.13 released

Koha 3.14.13 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.13.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation or in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.14.13 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release.
We strongly recommend all 3.14.x users upgrade to this latest version.

Extra thanks goes to Carlos Córdova, Larry Letelie, and BSZ-BW for reporting the security issues.

It includes 2 security fixes and 6 bugfixes.

Table of contents

Security fixes in Koha 3.14.13

  • Cross site scripting vector in OPAC lists (bug 13510)
  • Cross Site Scripting problem in OPAC authority search (bug 13609)

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.13


  • Error when using z3950 with UNIMARC authorities (critical – bug 13296)


  • Backdating returns with SpecifiyReturnDate causes fines for items not overdue! (critical – bug 12596)


  • Cross site scripting in opac lists (blocker – bug 13510)
  • Links in every patron self-registration email points to a single borrower (critical – bug 12371)
  • Sending a list has malformed links (major – bug 12849)


  • Suggestions: ‘Organize by’ and correct display of tab descriptions broken (major – bug 10519)

Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.13


  • “OPAC info” is not displayed in the OPAC (normal – bug 12428)

New system preferences in Koha 3.14.13

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required


The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook. The home page for Koha documentation is http://koha-community.org/documentation

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14.13/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary


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 (100%)
  • Czech (100%)
  • Danish (88%)
  • French (97%)
  • German (99%)
  • Greek (51%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (70%)
  • Polish (62%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (99%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.13 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>

Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Installation Documentation Managers:

  • Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>

Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>

QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
QA Team:

  • Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
  • Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  • Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
  • Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
  • Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>

Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>

Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com>
VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>
Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>
Release Maintainer (3.18.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.13:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.13:

  • Chris (1)
  • Liz (1)
  • Jacek Ablewicz (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Robin Sheat (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.13:

  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • BigBallOfWax (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • Catalyst (2)
  • biblos.pk.edu.pl (1)
  • unidentified (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.13:

  • Chris (1)
  • Chris Cormack (3)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (13)
  • Galen Charlton (7)
  • Jonathan Druart (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Mason James (5)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (7)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)

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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

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