Joomla 1.5 security patch made easy to install

Recently, important updates were released for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.1 that address a critical security issue where unauthorized file uploads may be uploaded to a site.

Joomla 1.5 is also affected by this vulnerability. However Joomla 1.5 has reached it's end-of-life and therefore no update is being released for it. A patch has been published, however it cannot simply be installed using Joomla's extension manager.

Anything Digital is proud to announce the immediate availability of an installable package — SECURITY PATCH 31626 — that easily installs the Joomla 1.5 Security Patch like any Joomla extension.

To apply the patch:

  1. If the site is currently at Joomla 1.5.26 proceed to step 2. If not upgrade your site to the latest stable version of Joomla 1.5 using this update package. (see also: upgrade instructions).
  2. Download the SECURITY PATCH 31626 using the button below.
  3. Log into your Joomla 1.5 administration panel
  4. Select Extensions > Install/Uninstall > Choose File > Upload & Install 

The installer cleans up after itself, leaving only the files that the patch replaces.

Full details on the patch can be found at the official issue tracker announcement at

A big THANK YOU goes out to the production team for addressing this issue eventhough official support for joomla 1.5 has ended.

Last modified on Aug072013
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