Software Update: Drupal 6.13 / 5.19

Last Wednesday, new maintenance releases of Drupal were released, namely versions 6.13 and 5.19. Drupal is a development package written in PHP that allows users to manage, organize and publish content. It contains many features that can be found in, for example, content management systems, weblogs, collaboration sites and forums. An extensive description of all options is available on this page to find. No new capabilities have been added in this release, they will be kept for version 7.0. However, some bug fixes have been implemented and a security hole has been closed. More information about this can be found in the release notes:

Drupal 6.13 and 5.19 released

Drupal 6.13 and 5.19, maintenance releases fixing problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as critical security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. Both releases fix some other smaller issues as well.

Upgrading your existing Drupal 5 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 6.x release series, consult the Drupal 5.0 release announcement.


The full list of changes between the 6.12 and 6.13 releases can be found by reading the 6.13 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable DRUPAL-6 branch can be found here.

The full list of changes between the 5.18 and 5.19 releases can be found by reading the 5.19 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable DRUPAL-5 branch can be found here.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 5.19 and 6.13 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, you can either (1) upgrade Drupal or (2) patch Drupal.

We strongly recommend you do the full upgrade (which is also detailed in the security announcement) as the patches do not contain the additional bug fixes that went into the releases. Applying the patches will leave your site in an unversioned state and confuse the update status module, which will keep reminding you to upgrade to 6.13 or 5.19. Please read the announcement for details on the patch.

Version number 6.13 / 5.19
Release status Final
Operating systems script language
Website Drupal
File sizes 749.00KB – 1.03MB
License type GPL