I’m relieved to announce that WordPress 1.2.1 is now available for download. This launch addresses a couple of bugs and minor safety points with 1.2. We’ve additionally backported the brand new login system from 1.3 that’s a lot friendlier and will deal with lots of the issues folks have had with logging in and cookies.
Upgrading from 1.2 may be very straightforward. Your current templates and plugins ought to work simply effective; all you have to do is overwrite the WordPress recordsdata and folders. To improve:
- Download 1.2.1
- Add the brand new recordsdata to your website, taking care to not overwrite something you might have modified like
These of you who comply with safety lists might have seen there was an announcement about WordPress a couple of days in the past. This announcement was not fully correct and several other articles have been revealed subsequently that feed off the hype. We take safety very significantly, and the final WordPress advisory was over a 12 months in the past regardless of the astronomical development we’ve skilled. Sadly the writer of the advisory didn’t contact us earlier than he revealed the issue so we discovered about this when everybody else did. Most accountable safety professionals contact the seller first and in that case we may have launched the repair on the identical time the issue was introduced. Thankfully it was a reasonably low-risk downside and now we have had no stories of anybody being affected.
On the identical time we had been responsibly notified of a associated however separate downside within the code associated to HTTP response splitting (PDF hyperlink) by “Chaotic Evil.” Some have requested why it took a couple of days for 1.2.1 to be launched, and because of this. We wished to make certain we addressed each issues and absolutely examined all the things as a result of a untimely launch would do extra hurt than good.
I need to thank Chaotic Evil for professionally notifying us of the issue and letting us deal with it earlier than he introduced it. Additionally thanks to our unbelievable beta testers who helped us with this very fast launch cycle, and at last to the WordPress group for being so supportive whereas we ready these fixes.