Security update in our themes

Posted on April 1, 2014

Some of you might have noticed that our main site (templatic.com) was unavailable for a couple of hours these last few days. Unfortunately we were victims of two cyber attacks which altered our homepage. While it certainly didn’t look good, only the index file was affected, the database was never in jeopardy. Even if that was the case, your billing information will always be safe since transactions are processed by a third-party (2Checkout or PayPal).

Since some of our themes are based on similar code, we decided it would be best to update them up as well. Here’s a list of the themes that received an update:

  • GeoPlaces v4
  • eComFramework
  • Realtr
  • Events v2
  • JobBoard v3
  • RealEstate v2
  • DailyDeal
  • Classifieds
  • Tevolution (can be auto-updated)

To make sure something like this doesn’t happen to you, please update your theme to the latest version. The latest version will be available in the good ol’ place, member area:
//templatic.com/members/member.php

In case you’re not familiar with updating please read the following article. If you’re running a customized site (and can’t update all files) just open the change_log (available in member area), the files you must change will be listed there.

We apologize for this inconvenience and hope you will not have to go through the same thing. Of course, if you’ll need any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

8 thoughts on “Security update in our themes

  1. Malvin says:

    Do you have updates fo “Answer” template. Thanks

    1. Vedran says:

      No, there were no security update necessary in Answers theme.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes, security is important. Many of you themes have very old, timthumb.php. Not to good I guess…

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      We have upgraded all the themes with new version of timthumb already. Technically, upgrade from old version was not required as we already removed the code line that was a security threat in older version of timthumb.

      Anyway, we are also working on getting rid of timthumb completely from our themes and replacing it with default WordPress images now.

  3. reza says:

    hello
    I installed theme but dashboard not running and give this error

    Fatal error: Cannot assign by reference to overloaded object in /home/bxeebmix/public_html/news/wp-includes/category.php on line 322

    THE CATEGORIES HAS PROBLEM TO

    and there is no home tab! I inserted my self to theme

    please reply me

    news.ahuranews.com

    regards

    1. Vedran says:

      Hi
      To get help with this please submit a ticket in our Helpdesk. We’ll help you out as soon as we can.

  4. Noel says:

    Hi will the site lock that hostgator offers will provide security from hackers? I have geoplaces
    Version 4.5.9 is that version vulnerable? I cant update it because i make many changes to the template. Thanks

    1. Vedran Fak says:

      Hi Noel
      Site Lock from HostGator can probably help with some attacks but there is no way it can stop them all. Version 4.5.9 is fairly recent and doesn’t have any known vulnerabilities. That said, you should update to the latest version if you can.

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