WordPress 4.0.1 Safety Launch – San Francisco

WordPress 4.0.1 is currently offered. This is a important safety and security launch for all previous variations as well as we highly urge you to upgrade your websites quickly.

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 and secure. (We do not sustain older variations, so please upgrade to 4.0.1 for the most up to date as well as biggest.)

WordPress variations 3.9.2 as well as earlier are influenced by an essential cross-site scripting susceptability, which might allow confidential customers to endanger a website. This was reported byJouko Pynnonen This problem does not influence variation 4.0, yet variation 4.0.1 does resolve these 8 safety and security concerns:

  • 3 cross-site scripting concerns that a factor or writer might make use of to endanger a website. Uncovered by Jon Cave, Robert Chapin, as well as John Blackbourn of the WordPress safety and security group.
  • A cross-site demand bogus that might be made use of to fool a customer right into transforming their password.
  • A concern that might result in a rejection of solution when passwords are examined. Reported by Javier Nieto Arevalo as well as Andres Rojas Guerrero.
  • Added securities for server-side demand bogus assaults when WordPress makes HTTP demands. Reported by Ben Bidner (vortfu).
  • A very not likely hash crash might enable a customer’s account to be jeopardized, that likewise 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, as well as adjustments their e-mail address. Reported independently by Momen Bassel, Tanoy Bose, as well as Bojan Slavković of ManageWP

Variation 4.0.1 likewise repairs 23 insects with 4.0, as well as we have actually made 2 solidifying adjustments, consisting of much 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 safety and security group. For additional information, see the release notes or seek advice from the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.0.1 or endeavor over to Control Panel → Updates as well as merely click “Update Now”.

Currently examining WordPress 4.1? The 2nd beta is currently offered (zip) as well as it includes these safety and security repairs. For even more on 4.1, see the beta 1 announcement post.


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