[ANN] Release of Bugzilla 4.5.3, 4.4.3, 4.2.8, and 4.0.12

David Lawrence dkl at mozilla.com
Thu Apr 17 22:17:17 UTC 2014

   Today we are releasing 4.4.3, 4.2.8, 4.0.12, and the unstable
development snapshot 4.5.3.

   All of today's releases contain security fixes. We recommend
all Bugzilla administrators to read the Security Advisory linked below.

   Bugzilla 4.4.3 is our latest stable release. It contains various
useful bug fixes, performance improvements and security fixes for
the 4.4 branch.

   Bugzilla 4.2.8 and 4.0.12 are security updates for the 4.2
branch and the 4.0 branches, respectively. 4.2.8 also contains
several bug fixes.

   Note that 4.5.3 is an unstable development release and should not
be used in production environments. We are not yet feature-frozen at
this time so the features you see in 4.5.3 might not accurately
represent the behavior that 5.0 will have.

   Note that when Bugzilla 5.0 is released (likely later this year),
the Bugzilla 4.0.x series will reach end of life. If you are using that
series, we encourage you to upgrade to 4.4.3 now.

Bugzilla is available at:


Security Advisory
There is a security advisory describing the security issues
fixed in these releases, at:


Release Notes & Changes
Before installing or upgrading, you should read the Release Notes for
the new version of Bugzilla:

   4.4.3:  http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.4.3/release-notes.html
   4.2.8:  http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.2.8/release-notes.html
   4.0.12: http://www.bugzilla.org/releases/4.0.12/release-notes.html

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   - David Lawrence
   Release Manager, Bugzilla Project

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