Blog

The Shibboleth Project has released a security advisory that involves the XML processing performed by the Service Provider on a subset of platforms limited to an older version of the Xerces library. An xmltooling patch update, V1.6.3, is available that corrects the issue on platforms not already protected by an updated XML parser.

The Shibboleth Project has released a security advisory that involves the Dynamic MetadataProvider feature in the Service Provider. A patch update, V2.6.1, is available that corrects the issue.

 The Shibboleth Project has released V2.6.1 of the Service Provider software, to correct a security issue.

Release notes for this release and previous versions are here.

The Shibboleth Project has announced the release of V3.3.2 of the Identity Provider software, a patch upgrade. This release is in conjunction with a security advisory.

The Shibboleth Project has released a security advisory that involves a potential MITM attack against LDAP data connections using "ldaps". A patch release is now available that corrects the issue and takes steps to prevent its recurrence.

The Consortium announced a change coming in the near future to the subsidization of technical support via our development team. The change, in brief, is that the Consortium will be funding the development team to provide technical support only to actual members of the Consortium and not to the community at large. An open support list for the community will continue to exist, as will open access to submit bugs and enhancement requests. The development team itself will be free to spend time on behalf of themselves or their other employers to offer support to non-members as they choose. A FAQ explaining both the change and the way this is expected to work is now available. Questions can be sent to any of our mailing lists or via our contact form.

The Shibboleth Consortium board held a pair of webinars on March 29th to outline the state of the consortium's finances and begin to gather input from members and non-members on next steps to address sustainability. The slides from this introductory session are available from http://shibboleth.net/documents/ShibCommunityWebinar-2017-03-29.pdf

The Shibboleth Project has announced the release of V3.3.1 of the Identity Provider software, a patch upgrade. This release is in conjunction with a security advisory.

The Shibboleth Project has released a security advisory that involves possibly bypass of second factor authentication requirements in certain less common scenarios described in the advisory. A patch release is now available that corrects the issue.

The Shibboleth Project has announced the release of V3.3.0 of the Identity Provider software, a major feature upgrade.

This release is in conjunction with an OpenSAML-J feature release, V3.3.0.

 

A service update to the Windows Service Provider installers is now available to deliver updated versions of OpenSSL and libcurl to address minor security issues in those libraries. Details are in the announcement.

The Shibboleth Project has released a security advisory that involves the LDAPConnector feature in the Identity Provider. The advisory describes a temporary workaround, and a forthcoming IdP release due within the next few weeks will permanently correct the issue.

 The Shibboleth Project has released V2.6.0 of the Service Provider software, the first feature upgrade in several years.

This release includes a permanent fix for the security issue described in the advisory last month, a number of other new features and bug fixes, and (on Windows) includes a new version of the Xerces XML parser that addresses a vulnerability disclosed earlier today.

Release notes for this release and previous versions are here.

The Shibboleth Project has released a security advisory that involves the PathRegex feature in the Service Provider. The advisory describes a temporary workaround, and a forthcoming SP release this summer will provide a permanent solution.

The Shibboleth Project has released V2.5.6 of the Service Provider software, a bug fix release that also addresses a security issue in the Xerces XML parser used by the software.