Mojang have today released an update for the PC version of Minecraft aiming to fix “a few security issues”.
Minecraft developer Nathan Adams, aka Dinnerbone, announced the release of 1.8.4 on the social networking website Twitter. Adams commented that the update is entirely optional but “it’s still highly recommended to get it regardless”. While the extent of the security issues are unknown, it is a positive step forward for Mojang to release 1.8.4 whilst they are working towards version 1.9.
The update, which is available to download now from the Minecraft Launcher, also brings in a few bug fixes and tweaks. Below is the full list of “notable fixes”:
- [Bug MC-46771] – Pets follow spectator
- [Bug MC-61758] – Vines no longer spread correctly in corners
- [Bug MC-68642] – Certain characters cannot be typed on certain keyboard layouts (“AltGr” behaving like “Ctrl”)
- [Bug MC-73504] – Nether portals place players in front of the portal
- [Bug MC-78495] – Duplicating items
- [Bug MC-79079] – Malicious clients can force a server to freeze
- [Bug MC-79612] – Malicious clients can force a server to go out memory
- [Bug MC-78020] – User (formerly known as olduser) has joined shows multiple times
Minecraft fans can help Mojang to improve the game by reporting bugs that occur when playing via the official Issue Tracker.