Release of OMERO & Bio-Formats 5.0.5

The OME team is pleased to announce the release of OMERO & Bio-Formats 5.0.5

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Two security vulnerabilities have been discovered in versions of OMERO up to and including 4.4.11 and up to and including 5.0.4.

System administrators should review the Security Advisories page on the OME website

The more critical of the two, 2014-SV2, provides a workaround which can and should be applied immediately.

An upgrade of all installations is highly recommended. The new versions are available from the respective downloads page:

For information on the upgrade from 4.4.x or 5.0.x to 5.0.5, see the OMERO 5 instructions

For information on the upgrade from 4.4.x to 4.4.12, see the OMERO4 instructions, but upgrading directly to 5.0.5 would be preferred, see server upgrade

Note that version 4.4.12 introduces the same password salting that is used in the 5.0 series. The implications of this improvement to server security are described in a warning among the server upgrade instructions.

Bio-Formats 5.0.5 is also being released, although not due to a security vulnerability. Changes include:

The new version is available from archived downloads.

For any problems or comments, please use the OME Forums or mailing lists

September 25, 2014

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