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18 February 2009

Confluence 2.10.2 is a recommended upgrade which fixes a security flaw and other issues.

Please refer to the security advisory for details of the security vulnerability, risk assessment and mitigation strategies.

Rich Text Editor fixes

A bug was identified in Confluence version 2.10, which affected the Rich Text Editor in Internet Explorer browsers. This bug prevented new content that was entered into a single line break between existing chunks of text from being saved. For instance, if a user placed their cursor on a single blank line (or line break) between two existing sections of text, entered new text (consisting of any number of paragraphs) and saved it, the new text would not be saved. This issue has now been fixed.

Another issue was identified in the Rich Text Editor which made text appearing immediately under an image concatenate with the image's Wiki Markup when the page content was saved. This prevented the image from being displayed. While inserting an additional line break between the image and text provided a workaround, this issue has now been fixed and this workaround is no longer required.

Content by Label Macro fixes

A bug was identified in the Content by Label Macro that prevented its sort parameter from functioning correctly. However, this has now been fixed. Furthermore, the performance of the Content by Label Macro has been improved.

With the release of Confluence 2.10, the default behaviour of the Content by Label Macro's space parameter was modified to @self. Due to customer feedback and popular demand, however, we reverted this parameter's default behaviour back to @all.

Other fixes

A stability issue was identified in Confluence version 2.10 which has now been fixed. However, a minor side effect has been identified which can result in some superfluous non-breaking spaces not being removed from the end of lines, when either saving a page or switching from the Rich Text Editor to Wiki Markup modes.

A bug was identified in Confluence version 2.10 that prevented Confluence from playing SWF files with Flash Player 10 in Internet Explorer. This has now been fixed.

Some issues were identified with the Code Block Macro in Confluence 2.10, which resulted in the removal of white space within a code block when switching from Wiki Markup to Rich Text Editor modes. However, a fix was introduced to mitigate these issues.

An issue was identified when viewing pages alphabetically, which prevented Confluence from listing pages by specific letters of the alphabet when 1,000 or more pages started with any one letter of the alphabet. This issue has now been fixed.

When writing content in Wiki Markup, URLs containing accented characters now render correctly into links. Additionally, Confluence's French and German product interface translations have been improved.

There's a complete list of fixes below. Click a specific issue to see details of the fix.

Don't have Confluence 2.10 yet?

Take a look at the new features and other highlights in the Confluence 2.10 Release Notes.

Upgrading from a Previous Version of Confluence

Upgrading Confluence should be fairly straightforward. Please read the Confluence 2.10.2 Upgrade Notes. We strongly recommend that you back up your confluence.home directory and database before upgrading.

Updates and Fixes in this Release

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T Key Summary P Status Resolution
New Feature CONF-16288 Setting a restriction on List Pages - Tree View page Resolved Won't Fix
Improvement CONF-14840 Update Java Policy Security page for 2.10.x Resolved Fixed
Task CONF-14744 Users may have to rebuild indices after performing migration Minor Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14451 Attachments on Comments will not be indexed correctly Major Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14449 Attachment Manager allows for storing data against history versions of a page Major Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14429 "java.lang.NullPointerException at java.util.regex.Matcher.getTextLength(Unknown Source)" when importing a .doc file Major Resolved Fixed
Sub-task CONF-14424 Append new line character to end of code macro to mitigate loss of spaces in code macro Major Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14333 Internal system information is shown on the GUI for list of restricted pages Minor Resolved Fixed
Task CONF-14311 Document new Web UI plugin location Major Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14275 HTTP Header Injection vulnerability: os_destination value not properly escaped when used as redirect location Major Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14255 Disallow adding a child page under a page it cannot view in default theme Minor Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14152 stylesheet.page.description in Colour Screen help tips Minor Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14138 Confluence installed as a service seems to be started but the server start actually fails Critical Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14136 Typo in screenshot for attachment migration documentation Minor Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14129 Exporting to Word in anti-XSS mode will include html tags Major Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14119 Typo in warning message when changing Attachment Storage Configuration Trivial Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14101 HTML export skips file attachements with space characters (blanks) in their name Major Resolved Fixed
Improvement CONF-14094 Confluence Support Request Improvements Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14069 Remote API rename feature should not allow duplicate titles Major Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-14048 Incorrect German Translation for "Sign Up" Major Resolved Fixed
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Click here to open a report on http://jira.atlassian.com for Resolved or Closed issues in Confluence 2.10.2.

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