We’re pleased to announce that our team has successfully completed rolling updates of DSpace to the latest stable version, 5.5, across our entire KnowledgeArc platform.

Both DSpace 5.4 and 5.5 address a severe security issue which could have allowed a successful attacker full access to the DSpace file system, which in turn could lead to the retrieval of sensitive configuration information such as database credentials. While there was a quick fix applied, the best course of action was to upgrade to the latest DSpace version as soon as possible.

During the upgrade process we also implemented the responsive theme now included as part of DSpace, allowing for a cleaner user experience across various devices; mobile, tablet, computer.


At KnowledgeArc, we are not just committed to ensuring DSpace instances on the KnowledgeArc platform are up-to-date with the latest technology; we are also assisting organizations with their own DSpace systems with the upgrade process. If you have not upgraded your DSpace lately but do not have the time or resources to complete it yourself, we, at KnowledgeArc, are here to help.