Joomla just released another version on 9-19-2017. It’s a security and feature release. Since a couple of security issues have been resolved, we’re considering this a security fix and we recommend all Joomla website owners have this upgrade done.
This new release features over 300 improvements to Joomla!, with two primary major features aimed at developers: the new routing system and the beginning of a forward compatibility layer with Joomla! 4.0. Additionally, two security issues have been resolved.
Joomla! 3.8.0 Release (joomla.org)
What’s in 3.8?
Here are some of the new features:
New Routing System - The new routing system gives users more control over their URL structure, including the often requested ability to remove IDs from URLs
Joomla! 4 Compatibility Layer - The development of Joomla! 4 has made some changes in how the core code is structured by migrating classes to use PHP namespaces. Joomla! 3.8 includes a mapping layer to allow developers to use the older class names while being able to take advantage of the new class name structure.
Improved Sample Data Installation - It is now possible to install sample data within your site backend after finishing the installation process, allows users to create their own generic data sets or extension developers to provide easy-to-install sample data for their extensions
Sodium Encryption Support - PHP 7.2 introduces the new sodium extension for processing encrypted data, through a polyfill of this library Joomla! 3.8 makes this new API available for all of our users even before they upgrade to PHP 7.2
Security Issues Fixed
-Core - Information Disclosure in LDAP Authentication Plugin (affecting Joomla 1.5.0 - 3.7.5)
-Core - Information Disclosure in com_content Archived Articles Model (affecting Joomla 3.7.0 - 3.7.5)
Our Website Maintenance Department will be in contact with our clients regarding this upgrade. If you need this upgrade done on your website, please contact us.