Ajax Filemanager returns

We are pleased to announce that we have an updated version of Ajax Filemanager which has all known security holes plugged. We are releasing this version with the 1.4.2 Zenphoto release and it is currently available in the Beta of that release.

We understand that some people will be reluctant to use this plugin owing to the recent hacks of Zenphoto sites. For this reason, Ajax Filemanager is now a plugin and is disabled by default. If you wish to use the Filemanager functionality go to the plugins tab and enable the Ajax Filemanager plugin.

Please note that the code we have released HAS BEEN MODIFIED to close these security holes. We are still waiting for updates from the developer. Until such time as these are available and activated by default the developer released versions of Ajax Filemanager should not be considered secure. As released they are subject to direct access (bypassing Zenphoto security), and Cross Site Reference Forgeries. DO (...)

Spamfilter Akismet (PHP5)

This is a plugin for Akismet SPAM filtering.


A plugin that is able to create zip-files on the fly while streaming them. Other than that the functionality is the same as Zenphoto's album-zip.


This is a security update to the issues reported and the only change to Zenphoto is the removal of the 3rd party Ajax File Manager tool as already discussed. Info about that here:

We urge anyone to upgrade. Download as always on our download page. If you access the file manager sub tab on the backend tab you will get a 404 not found. That is meant to happen.

This is a hotfix. The nightly builds have the file manage removed as well but are 1.4.2 beta already as the 1.4.1.x stream was actually considered closed (as announced already). Therefore there is no and wil be no tag for in any svn stream. 

Again, we are very sorry this all was possible. Thanks all for your support (...)

Security alert - Part 2 (update 2)

Sadly we had to learn that the vulnerability we reported yesterday was apparenlty only one and the whole file manager tool seems to be unsecure unnoticed.

We are really sorry for the issues. But we neither have/had resources to do a deep security checks on used/adapted 3rd party tools nor to write everything ourself. We are dependend on those 3rd party tools to adapt. We are now searching for a replacement.

Therefore, we urge you all strongly to remove the file manager in queston completely from your installs. This possibly might affect releases beginning with Zenphoto 1.2.4 (or 1.2.1 if you use that with the then independent Zenpage plugin which included the file manager and tinyMCE first). But you really should not be on these old version anyway. You find the file mananager on your install here:



ALERT - Security hole in Zenphoto

We urge anyone to upgrade to Zenphoto if still on or older. The ajax file manager included in earlier versions had a security hole. This is 3rd party tool by we use for non gallery file management as a plugin for our text editor TinyMCE and standalone on the admin backend upload tab.

This security hole had been reported (ticket #2005) and fixed in But since the last days several security sites flooded the web and twitter with notes about that we sadly learnt that someone apparently has been exploiting it hacking some sites now (we don't know what exactly this hack does):

So if (...)

Functions documentation

The detailed documention of all functions and class methods of Zenphoto and all included standard plugins is generated automatically from the files via phpDoc and can be reached on a separate sub site:

Quick links

For your convenience here are some direct links to common needed pages:

Zenphoto in general

Zenphoto 1.4.2 BETA

We have released the last support release for the 1.4.1 stream. The Trunk branch of the Zenphoto repository (and the Trunk nightly builds) now contain the BETA release of Zenphoto 1.4.2. Please see the draft release notes for details on the release.


Zenphoto is a minor bugfix release of the recent 1.4.1 branch.

As usual we recommend all users upgrade for the latest updates and fixes. See the changes on trac for more information.


Use for installations where the caching of pages is causing problems of expired pages being delivered.

In its default configuration this plugin will prevent caching of all Zenphoto pages by any caching agent in the path.