Welcome to 2017! Our new year resolution: continue to provide you the safest, most secure way to protect your data!
Today Nextcloud makes available updates for Nextcloud 9, 10 and 11 with a number of bug fixes and a precautionary update for the SwiftMailer vulnerability discovered recently. We recommend to update at your earliest convenience. Read on to find out what has changed.
Nextcloud 11.0.1 introduces about two dozen fixes dealing with Safari’s lack of decent CSPv3 support, a fix for LDAP issues, the Calendar/Contact DAV endpoint and more. About a dozen is relevant for 10.0.3, making updates more reliable and fixing some translation and visual issues.
This library in question is also used by Nextcloud and we’ve immediately begun analyzing the vulnerability as well as it’s exploitation path. After extensive analysis by members of our security team we believe that a standard Nextcloud server installation is not affected by this specific vulnerability. However, as we include the library in our public programming API third-party app authors may call the library in an exploitable way.
Nextcloud takes security very seriously and protecting user data is of utmost importance to us. We want to state again, that this is purely a security pre-caution and based on our research this seems like a non-exploitable issue in a default Nextcloud server installation. However, as we didn’t want to take even any slightly theoretical chance of exploitation we’ve decided to err on the side of caution to protect our users.
Nextcloud employs dedicated security personnel, is subject to regular penetration testing, static and dynamic analysis and offers bug bounties up to $5,000 for critical security vulnerabilities.
We made available the updates for Nextcloud 9, 10 and 11 on our download server and via the updater. If you are on the latest version you will receive an update notification. Due to staged roll-outs the update notification does not come at once for all users. You can expect to be notified at the latest by the end of next week. Users on Nextcloud 10 or 11 can bypass the waiting period by setting their release channel to ‘beta’ to immediately receive Nextcloud 11.0.1.
We recommend to update at your earliest convenience. Get the latest Nextcloud 11 from our download page and earlier releases from the changelog page.
Today, US-based file sync & share vendor Kiteworks announced their acquisition of ownCloud and Dracoon. Kiteworks points out that their customers now have access to their file-sharing application. It is to be expected they will not maintain 3 similar products, but customers will have to migrate to the US firms’ platform or look for another […]
As part of Schleswig-Holstein's state digitization strategy, the state chancellery has announced they will work with Nextcloud to develop AI for working with government documents. This comes just after we announced the first private AI assistant last weekend with Hub 6. The German state already uses Nextcloud and their AI strategy aligns with our work on ethical, local AI technologies.
Over the last year, AI has become a popular topic. Some is hype, some is substance. Some is good, some is bad. We want to give you the good, not the bad, and ignore the hype! AI has a ton of opportunity – but also risk. So we put you in control – off by […]
The serious security flaws in ownCloud (now owned by Kiteworks) do NOT affect Nextcloud. We have strict security processes in place, and do not ship test data from libraries that can cause security breaches.