Magento 2.4.2 features and new release

Magento Open Source 2.4.2 release notes enhance all the security improvements in which they have included magnification to support the SameSite attribute for all cookies.
Magento 2.4.2 directly specifies the support of Redis 6.x. as well as elastic search 7.9 and compatibility with Composer 2.x and Varnish 6.4.

Magento 2.4.2 system requirements-

  • PHP 7.4.0
  • Composer 1.x and 2.x.
  • Redis 6.x.
  • Elastic search 7.9.x
  • Varnish 6.4
  • MySQL 8.0 for on-premise installations

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Magento 2.4.2 Key elements-

  • Supports the SameSite attribute for cookies.
  • Magento 2.4.2 release supports Redis 6.x. as well as elastic search 7.9.x
  • Magento 2.4.2 is now compatible with Composer 2.x.
  • Supports utilization of Web-optimized images in the content.
  • Magento 2.4.2 contains Adobe Stock Integration v2.1.1.
  • It involves the AWS (AMAZON S3) enhancements.
  • Much More Fixed Issues.

Substantial security enhancements-

In the latest release of Magento 2.4.2, there are 35 plus security fixes that
contain support for cross-site scripting (XSS) as well as close remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities.
Supports the SameSite attribute for cookies.
Also solved Core Content Security Policy (CSP) violations

Infrastructure improvements

Magento 2.4.2 containing substantial optimizations to ameliorate the Framework in:

  • Customer Account
  • Catalog
  • CMS
  • OMS
  • Import/Export
  • Promotions and Targeting
  • Cart and Checkout
  • Staging and Preview

Performance Enhancements

Magento 2.4.2 includes the code improvements to strengthen API performance Improved admin response time period for the deployments with big catalogs.
Capable of native natively support complex catalogs up to 20x larger than the past versions.

PWA Studio

  • Internationalization and localization.
  • Venia offers support for multiple languages and currencies.
  • Support for multiple stores.
  • Strengthened extensibility.
  • Contains improved customer perspective performance using Google Lighthouse.
  • Launched My Account for Venia.

Media Gallery

Magento 2.4.2 contains New Role Resources for Media Gallery that offers all the magento store owners to restrict administrator access
Following Admin actions can be managed by Admin:

  • Insert media assets into content.
  • Upload assets.
  • Edit assets details.
  • Delete assets from the Media Gallery.
  • Manage folder structure.
  • Supports utilization of Web-optimized images in the content.

AWS S3 support enhancements

Magento 2.4.2 contains improved Amazon Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) support:

  • Object storage and future extensibility.
  • Storing media files on AWS S3.
  • Included support for AWS S3 in all modules such as B2B, PageBuilder, and Adobe Stock Integration.


  • GraphQL contains catalog permissions.
  • Upgraded the customer object to support remote purchasing assistance.
  • Contains the localization to support throughout the stores.
  • Includes the enhancement of product data retrieval for configurable products with many variants.


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