WordPress 4.0.1 Safety Launch – San Francisco

WordPress 4.0.1 is currently offered. This is a important protection launch for all previous variations and also we highly motivate you to upgrade your websites right away.

Websites that sustain automated history updates will certainly be upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1 within the following couple of hrs. If you are still on WordPress 3.9.2, 3.8.4, or 3.7.4, you will certainly be upgraded to 3.9.3, 3.8.5, or 3.7.5 to maintain every little thing safe. (We do not sustain older variations, so please upgrade to 4.0.1 for the current and also best.)

WordPress variations 3.9.2 and also earlier are influenced by an important cross-site scripting susceptability, which can make it possible for confidential customers to endanger a website. This was reported byJouko Pynnonen This problem does not impact variation 4.0, however variation 4.0.1 does deal with these 8 protection concerns:

  • 3 cross-site scripting concerns that a factor or writer can make use of to endanger a website. Found by Jon Cave, Robert Chapin, and also John Blackbourn of the WordPress protection group.
  • A cross-site demand bogus that can be utilized to fool a customer right into altering their password.
  • A problem that can bring about a rejection of solution when passwords are examined. Reported by Javier Nieto Arevalo and also Andres Rojas Guerrero.
  • Extra securities for server-side demand bogus assaults when WordPress makes HTTP demands. Reported by Ben Bidner (vortfu).
  • An exceptionally not likely hash accident can permit a customer’s account to be jeopardized, that additionally called for that they have not visited given that 2008 (I desire I were joking). Reported by David Anderson.
  • WordPress currently revokes the web links in a password reset e-mail if the individual remembers their password, visit, and also modifications their e-mail address. Reported individually by Momen Bassel, Tanoy Bose, and also Bojan Slavković of ManageWP

Variation 4.0.1 additionally solutions 23 pests with 4.0, and also we have actually made 2 setting modifications, consisting of far better recognition of EXIF information we are removing from uploaded images. Reported by Chris Andrè Dale.

We valued the responsible disclosure of these concerns straight to our protection group. To find out more, see the release notes or speak with the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.0.1 or endeavor over to Control Panel → Updates and also just click “Update Now”.

Currently checking WordPress 4.1? The 2nd beta is currently offered (zip) and also it includes these protection solutions. For even more on 4.1, see the beta 1 announcement post.


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