Drupal 4.7.11 and 5.6 are now available for download. These are maintenance releases that fix problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities.

Upgrading your existing Drupal sites is strongly recommended.


There are no new features in these installments. For more information about the Drupal 4.7.x release series, please consult the Drupal 4.7.0 release announcement. For more information about the Drupal 5.x release series, consult the Drupal 5.0 release announcement.


Drupal 4.7.11 and 5.6 now require PHP version 4.3.5 or higher.

We no longer support servers with the PHP directive register_globals set to on. Attempts to install Drupal 5.6 when register_globals is enabled will fail. Current installations will continue to function, but will display an error on administration pages and the status report.

The full list of changes between the 4.7.10 and 4.7.11 releases can be found by reading the 4.7.11 release notes. 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.

The full list of changes in between the 5.5 and 5.6 releases can be found by reading the 5.6 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable DRUPAL-5 branch can be found at http://drupal.org/project/cvs/3060/?branch=DRUPAL-5.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 4.7.11 and Drupal 5.6 were released in response to the discovery of potential security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisories:

SA-2008-007 is just an advisory. If your system is affected you need to reconfigure your server.

To fix the remaining security problems, you can either (1) upgrade Drupal or (2) patch Drupal.

We recommend you do the full upgrade as the patches do not contain the many additional bugfixes that went into the releases. Applying the patches will leave your site in a somewhat unversioned state, but at least secure.

If you prefer to patch Drupal, consult the information below.

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 4.7.x and 5.x branches are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available.