I've never worked with this version of Joomla but am led to beleive that it is pretty simple to upgrade to 3.4.6 from 3.4.5 - having done a few upgrades on the older versions I am skeptical!

Anyone tried it and if so did you find it simple enough?

I will be backing up the database and code beforehand of course but want a rough idea of the timescales involved.

  • Thanks guys, yes it was simple and painless! Pity I can't give you both accepted answer status but you have my sincere thanks!
    – davidjwest
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:40
  • 3.4.6 to 3.4.8 just done today, that was also painless!
    – davidjwest
    Jan 12, 2016 at 22:55

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Updating from Joomla 3.4.5 to 3.4.6 is a simple one-click update. Unless you have core hacks (not recommended), the update process is absolutely safe. But please update, because this fixes a critical security issue.

Here's from the Joomla Release News:

What's in 3.4.6

Version 3.4.6 is released to address four reported security vulnerabilities and includes security hardening of the user password reset system. Security Issues Fixed

High Priority - Core - Remote Code Execution (affecting Joomla 1.5 through 3.4.5)
Low Priority - Core - CRSF Hardening (affecting Joomla 3.2.0 through 3.4.5)
Low Priority - Core - Directory Traversal (affecting Joomla 3.2.0 through 3.4.5)
Low Priority - Core - Directory Traversal (affecting Joomla 3.4.0 through 3.4.5)

As for the time frame, I estimate 4-5 seconds (once you backed up your site...)


Yes this is a very simply update which fixes a massive security vulnerability which has been about for years, so if you haven't already updated, I suggest you do so immediately using Joomla's 1 click update feature

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