WordPress 4.1.2 Safety Launch – San Francisco

WordPress 4.1.2 is currently readily available. This is a crucial safety and security launch for all previous variations and also we highly motivate you to upgrade your websites instantly.

WordPress variations 4.1.1 and also earlier are influenced by a crucial cross-site scripting susceptability, which can allow confidential individuals to endanger a website. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven and also dealt with by Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, and also Andrew Nacin of the WordPress safety and security group.

We likewise repaired 3 various other safety and security problems:

  • In WordPress 4.1 and also greater, data with void or harmful names can be submitted. Uncovered by Michael Kapfer and Sebastian Kraemer of HSASec.
  • In WordPress 3.9 and also greater, an extremely minimal cross-site scripting susceptability can be made use of as component of a social design strike. Uncovered by Jakub Zoczek.
  • Some plugins were at risk to an SQL shot susceptability. Uncovered by Ben Bidner of the WordPress safety and security group.

We likewise made 4 solidifying adjustments, uncovered by J.D. Grimes, Divyesh Prajapati, Allan Collins, Marc-Alexandre Montpas and also Jeff Bowen.

We valued the responsible disclosure of these problems straight to our safety and security group. For more details, see the release notes or get in touch with the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.1.2 or endeavor over to Control Panel → Updates and also merely click “Update Currently.” Websites that sustain automated history updates are currently starting to upgrade to WordPress 4.1.2.

Many thanks to every person that added to 4.1.2: Allan Collins, Alex Concha, Andrew Nacin, Andrew Ozz, Ben Bidner, Boone Gorges, Dion Hulse, Dominik Schilling, Drew Jaynes, Gary Pendergast, Helen Hou-Sandí, John Blackbourn, and also Mike Adams.

A variety of plugins likewise launched safety and security repairs the other day. Maintain every little thing upgraded to remain safe. If you’re a plugin writer, please read this post to verify that your plugin is not influenced by the very same concern. Thanks to every one of the plugin writers that functioned carefully with our safety and security group to make sure a collaborated reaction.

Currently checking WordPress 4.2? The 3rd launch prospect is currently readily available (zip) and also it consists of these repairs. For a lot more on 4.2, see the RC 1 announcement post.


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