Pligg is a popular open source social voting site (think Reddit or Digg). The open source application is now getting an update to fix a number of security and bug flaws.
The Pligg 1.1.4 update provides fixes for what the project describes as a,”large number of security improvements.” Among those security improvements are items that were reported to Pligg by third parties (hurray for responsible disclosure!).
In addition to the non-specific security improvements, Pligg 1.1.4 also provides a new “Human Check” Anti-Spam module. Pligg previously had an anti-spam module as well an Akismet module that help to also deter spammers from clogging up Pligg sites.
From an admin usability perspective, the statistics widget now provides information on database size, PHP, and MySQL version information.
The 1.1.4 update is the first Pligg update in 2011. The 1.1.3 update debuted at the end of December 2010.