18 October 2017, Apache Lucene™ 6.6.2 available

The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Lucene 6.6.2.

Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.

This release contains numerous bug fixes, optimizations, and improvements, some of which are highlighted below. The release is available for immediate download at:

Please read CHANGES.txt for a full list of new features and changes:


This release includes a critical security fix. Details: 

* Disallow resolving of external entities in queryparser/xml/CoreParser by default.

Further details of changes are available in the change log available at: http://lucene.apache.org/core/6_6_2/changes/Changes.html

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