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Update to last week’s WordPress version 4.2.1 news. WordPress has come out with another “critical security release” due to a recently discovered cross-scripting security vulnerability. See the WordPress Announcement here. Or better yet, download WordPress version 4.2.1 here.
Last week’s first security update – April 22nd, 2015
If you are a WordPress Webmaster, you should have a notification telling you to update your content management software to the most recent version WordPress is calling, a “critical security release” version 4.1.2. Users are being urged to upgrade emmediately to avoid anonymous users from compromising websites.
In a company blog post, Gary Pendergast, a member of the WordPress security team said – “WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site.”
In addition to avoiding compromise, version 4.1.2 also fixes three additional security issues:
In WordPress 4.1 and higher, files with invalid or unsafe names could be uploaded.
In WordPress 3.9 and higher, a very limited cross-site scripting vulnerability could be used as part of a social engineering attack.
Some plugins were vulnerable to an SQL injection vulnerability.
WordPress users can update their websites via the website dashboard or by downloading WordPress 4.1.2. Many web hosts offer automatic WordPress updates and those are already underway.
If you have any further questions or would like to download the latest version click here: https://wordpress.org/download/