ImpressCMS 1.1.3 has been released

The ImpressCMS Project ( proudly announces a stable release of ImpressCMS 1.1.3. This release is a security update for the PHP OpenID and Smarty libraries included with the ImpressCMS core, no new features have been introduced.

Since its beginning, the developers of ImpressCMS have made security a  priority – continually auditing existing code and testing new code for stronger security measures.

Some of the security ‘best practices' that have made their way into ImpressCMS are:

  • Creating a trust_path outside the web root (when possible) during installation, making sensitive database credentials inaccessible to a web browser
  • Using a 2-part encryption key to protect passwords stored in the database
  • Using HTML Purifier to filter input and output and remove malicious and unauthorized code
  • Providing a version checker for the core, allowing you to keep your site up-to-date much easier
  • Providing multiple methods of password encryption to increases the difficulty of decrypting passwords