The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.0.14 [K 5.0.14] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.8.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.0 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.0. This is a Security release.

This will be the last K5.0.x version.

The key distinctions of K 5.0.14 are:

  • XSS - High vulnerability
  • 3 bugs fixed
  • 3 enchaments
  • Find the full changes: Here.

Update instructions

Because K5.0 has depricated the old templates, you should do a backup first (files and database). After the update. You need to recheck the settings. Kunena Configuration and on the template itself (template manager - click on the template name).

Upgrading to K 5.0 involves changes that may affect Kunena's interoperability with other extensions installed on your site. For this reason it is advisable that you first test K 5.0.14 on a test site before you upgrade your live production site(s). At this stage the team is not treating interoperability with other Joomla extensions as the topmost priority. The main priority at this time is about installation/upgrade and operability as a standalone Joomla component.

K 5.0.14 is available for download on the download page.


XSS - High vulnerability

[20180313] - Core - Session

• Project: Kunena
• SubProject: Forum Core
• Severity: HIGH
• Versions: 3.0 through 5.0.13
• Exploit type: XSS
• Reported by: Sanity
• Reported Date: 2018-03-13
• Fixed Date: 2018-03-13
• Release Date: 2018-03-14
• Joomla VEL: Joomla Vel

There is a XSS vulnerability on session.

Affected Installs

Kunena versions 3.0.0 through 5.0.13. (Kunena 5.1 is not affected)


Upgrade to version 5.0.14 or use 5.1.0 RC3.


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810's Avatar
810 replied the topic: #1 3 years 4 months ago
Its the cache of the browser, on the dashboard of joomla. Do ctrl + f5
this will recheck the updates.
rich's Avatar
rich replied the topic: #2 3 years 4 months ago
Should be displayed, but you can it install also via the Joomla installer.
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NeilT replied the topic: #3 3 years 4 months ago
The update is not showing within the Joomla update notice? Is this a manual update?
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810 replied the topic: #4 3 years 4 months ago
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ruud replied the topic: #5 3 years 4 months ago
download link for the language files points to the wrong package (kunena package instead of language package) :)