CakePHP 3.0.4 Released

The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 3.0.4. This is a maintenance release that contains security fixes and bugfixes.

Security Fixes

There are two issues that can impact the security of a CakePHP application:

  • CsrfComponent fails to invalidate requests that are missing both the CSRF token, and CSRF post data.
  • When marshalling request data, empty entities could by bypass validation methods with carefully created JSON payloads. RulesChecker validations would not be bypassed by these empty entities.

We’d like to thank ‘Hayato Araki’ for contacting us through our security issue process about the CsrfComponent issue. We recommend that all users of CakePHP upgrade to 3.0.4 as soon as possible.


In addition to the security issues the following defects have been fixed:

  • Cascading deletes on associations with custom aliases should no longer fail.
  • XmlView now supports _xmlOptions. This matches the behavior of JsonView.
  • EntityTrait::extractOriginal() now behaves consistently with extract(). Both methods now include all named properties, instead of just the unchanged properties. A new method extractOriginalChanged() can be used to extract only the original values of changed attributes.
  • Query string parameters are now correctly supported in IntegrationTestCase.
  • Collection::isEmpty() and Cake\ORM\Query::isEmpty() was added.
  • Forms can now be created without the action attribute.
  • Accessing entity data is now more efficient. Entities will cache the result of custom accessors, and invalidate the cache when properties are changed or removed.

For a deeper insight of what changed, have a look at the release notes.

CakeFest 2015 Tickets

There is still time to get your tickets for CakeFest 2015 if you haven’t already. May 28th and CakePHP’s 10th anniversary are quickly approaching.

As always, a huge thanks to all the community members that helped make this release happen by reporting issues and sending pull requests.

Download a packaged release on github.