Kunena 5.1.8 Released - Security Release (30 Dec 2018)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.8 [K 5.1.8] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1. This is a Security release. Fixes 3 XSS security issues.

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Question 5.1.8 install fails midway on Joomla 3.9.1, PHP 7.2.13

2 weeks 1 day ago #1 by ResGlo

I'm having no success in installing the latest Kunena 5.1.8 on a relatively clean Joomla setup (config screenshot attached) - it has Akeeba and JomSocial installed.

A recent upgrade of Akeeba went smoothly but I cannot get the Kunena install to complete - there's a screenshot of successful modules installed attached- initially the top two are enabled.

No help from the php log (nor the IIS) - no warnings reported

I have tried all the possible routes to install and also tried instaling an older version (5.1.1) to then upgrade (as suggested by another thread) - still the same server 500 error

Any suggestions as to what to look for - its a bit opaque right now

Thank you in advance


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2 weeks 1 day ago #2 by 810
1) enable the 4 kunena items.
2) Clear cache. (backend - system - cache - clear cache)
3) Go to /administrator/index.php?option=com_kunena&view=install

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2 weeks 1 day ago #3 by ResGlo
Thanks for the swift response - done and done (screenshots atatched)

Alas still no sign of the component

I rebooted the VM just in case that would help

php log does show an open_base dir issue from threre hours prior but not related to the install I did just now

[03-Jan-2019 13:25:52 UTC] PHP Warning: is_file(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(C:\Inetpub\vhosts\deleted\httpdocs\tmp\C:\Inetpub\vhosts\deleted\httpdocs\tmp\) is not within the allowed path(s): (C:/Inetpub/vhosts/deleted\;C:\Windows\Temp\) in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\deleted\httpdocs\libraries\src\Installer\InstallerHelper.php on line 348

..that "\tmp\C:\Inetpub\vhosts\" part looks nasty

Anywhere else I can look for clues?

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2 weeks 1 day ago - 2 weeks 1 day ago #4 by 810
looks like your own server isn't setup correctly:


So open php.ini, search for "open_basedir"

Before Changes open_basedir =
After Changes ;open_basedir =

Then restart your server.
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