Drupal 4.6.9 and Drupal 4.7.3 are available for download. These are maintenance releases that fix problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as one security vulnerability.

Upgrading your existing Drupal sites is strongly recommended.

Download

There are no new features in these installments. For more information about the Drupal 4.6.x release series, please consult the Drupal 4.6.0 release announcement. For more information about the Drupal 4.7.x release series, consult the Drupal 4.7.0 release announcement.

A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable DRUPAL-4-6 branch can be found at http://drupal.org/project/cvs/3060/?branch=DRUPAL-4-6.

A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable DRUPAL-4-7 branch can be found at http://drupal.org/project/cvs/3060/?branch=DRUPAL-4-7.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 4.6.9 and Drupal 4.7.3 fix less critical security vulnerability. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

  1. http://drupal.org/files/sa-2006-011/advisory.txt

To fix this security problem, you can (1) upgrade Drupal or (2) patch Drupal.

  1. To upgrade Drupal, consult the information below.
  2. To fix the security issue in Drupal 4.7.2, use the patch below:
  3. To fix the security issue in Drupal 4.6.8, use the patch below:

We recommend you do the full upgrade.

Upgrading

To upgrade Drupal, follow the FTP GUI client upgrade instructions or the href="http://drupal.org/node/53798">Unix command line upgrade instructions.

For the most trouble-free transition from an existing installation, it is recommended that you first upgrade to Drupal 4.6.8 or Drupal 4.7.2. If you are upgrading from Drupal 4.5.x or below, please consult the Drupal 4.6.0 release announcement. To upgrade, upload all of the files and directories in the Drupal release package to your webserver, replacing older copies of the files. As with any upgrade, it is a good idea to back up your site and database first.

No API or database changes have been made since Drupal 4.6.8 and Drupal 4.7.2 so all contributed themes and modules should continue to work.

However, for Drupal 4.7.3 the following applies: A bug in the form API theme layer made it possible to have an ID occur more than once in a page. This invalidates the HTML, makes styling with CSS hard or impossible, and can break JavaScript. A patch was committed to ensure unique IDs. This patch has a side-effect that IDs for hidden form fields in your site's HTML will change.

You might need to adapt your custom CSS or JavaScript, if it refers to such a changed ID.

Security infrastructure

We have a security announcement mailing list, a history of all security advisories, and an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 4.6 and 4.7 branches are still being maintained so given enough bug fixes (not just bugreports) more maintenance releases will be made available.