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Important Magento Security Update ā€“ Zend Platform Vulnerability

While doing routine sanity checks, on of our QA Engineers, Sammy Shaar, was alerted about an important Magento security update. The vulnerability potentially allows an attacker to read any file on the web server where the Zend XMLRPC functionality is enabled. This might include password files, configuration files, and possibly even databases if they are stored on the same machine as the Magento web server. To see if you site has been affected, please see this page. Luckily, Magento has released patches for all supported versions:

  • Magento Enterprise Edition and Professional Edition merchants: You may access the Zend Security Upgrade patch from Patches & Support for your product in the Downloads section of your Magento account. Account log-in is required. Download
  • Magento Community Edition merchants: Community Edition through Community Edition Community Edition through To install the patch, place the patch file in the root of your Magento site and run the following command: patch -p0 < zendxml_fix.patch If you donā€™t have ssh access or patch installed on your machine, please see this stack overflow post for alternative methods.
Published 6 Jul 2012

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