WordPress 4.1.2 Protection Launch – San Francisco

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

WordPress variations 4.1.1 and also earlier are impacted by an essential cross-site scripting susceptability, which might allow confidential customers to endanger a website. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven and also taken care of by Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, and also Andrew Nacin of the WordPress safety group.

We additionally dealt with 3 various other safety concerns:

  • In WordPress 4.1 and also greater, data with void or hazardous names might 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 might be made use of as component of a social design assault. Uncovered by Jakub Zoczek.
  • Some plugins were susceptible to an SQL shot susceptability. Uncovered by Ben Bidner of the WordPress safety group.

We additionally made 4 setting adjustments, found by J.D. Grimes, Divyesh Prajapati, Allan Collins, Marc-Alexandre Montpas and also Jeff Bowen.

We valued the responsible disclosure of these concerns straight to our safety 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 everybody 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 additionally launched safety solutions the other day. Maintain every little thing upgraded to remain safe and secure. If you’re a plugin writer, please read this post to verify that your plugin is not impacted by the exact same concern. Thanks to every one of the plugin writers that functioned very closely with our safety group to make sure a collaborated action.

Currently examining WordPress 4.2? The 3rd launch prospect is currently readily available (zip) and also it includes these solutions. For extra on 4.2, see the RC 1 announcement post.


Cogknockers is a San Francisco WordPress Development Agency with 20+ Years Experience.  WordPress Design is at the core of our services.

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