The diaspora* blog
diaspora* security release 0.7.18.2 10 July 2023
We just released a new diaspora* version, which addresses possible security issues when processing images uploaded by users that is affecting some system configurations.
This fix was heavily inspired by Mastodon's fix for GHSA-9928-3cp5-93fm, and while diaspora*s attack surface is significantly smaller and some operating systems do ship a restrictive ImageMagick policy, this release makes sure that everyone is safe.
Thank you Cure53 for finding this issue, thank you Mozilla for paying Cure53 to look into it, and thanks for Mastodon for fixing it.
For podmins, update instructions are available as usual in the wiki. As that this update includes security fixes, please update as soon as possible.
If you are a user not running your own pod, there is nothing you need to do!