PrestaShop’s latest Security Patch Module

Talks are going round about the new security release of PrestaShop. A blog on the official website of PrestaShop mentions about this security patch. Vincent Herbulot, a security consultant identified the issue and contacted the core developer team of PrestaShop under the responsible closure. He found out that there was an issue in the password generation algorithm which might be misused by hackers to get access to the admin panel of the PrestaShop store.

I find the responsible closure of the PrestaShop really cool. It helps the individual to directly inform the PrestaShop team about the issues, rather than making it public. This helps to minimize the potential damage. Moreover, it provides time so that developers can create code to resolve the issue before letting users know about it.

In this case also, the security team of PrestaShop worked with Vincent to develop the security patch, before announcing customers about the issue. They opted for PrestasShop module development services to create a Security Patch module that will help users and PrestaShop partners to secure the store.

The versions which are not affected by this issue includes 1.6.1.0 and PrestaShop cloud. 1.4.x, 1.5.x, and 1.6.x up to 1.6.0.14 are under the risk. Here are some of the ways in which the security patch can be applied to a PrestaShop store:

  • PrestaShop have released a security patch module which will help to fix the issues for the versions of 1.4.x, 1.5.x and 1.6.x. The module is extremely easy to install and activate. The patch can be applied in few seconds using this module.
  • In case you are not able to apply the patch through the module, there is an alternative. You can get the patch on the GitHub for all the latest versions of 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6.
  • The third option is suitable for those who haven’t made any changes to the core files by opting for Prestashop development services. They can download the updated file archives and replace the old files with the new ones.

For more details about this Security Release, you can read the PrestaShop’s announcement. Apply the patch today and save your PrestaShop store from a serious security attack. In case you are facing any kind of issue while applying the patch, then let me know. I would be happy to help you. I am a PrestaShop Developer in India offering PrestaShop payment module development and PrestaShop development services for many years.

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