WordPress 4.1.2 Protection Launch – San Francisco

WordPress 4.1.2 is currently offered. This is a crucial safety and security launch for all previous variations as well as we highly motivate you to upgrade your websites right away.

WordPress variations 4.1.1 as well as earlier are influenced by a vital cross-site scripting susceptability, which can allow confidential customers to jeopardize a website. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven as well as taken care of by Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, as well as Andrew Nacin of the WordPress safety and security group.

We additionally took care of 3 various other safety and security problems:

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

We additionally made 4 solidifying modifications, uncovered by J.D. Grimes, Divyesh Prajapati, Allan Collins, Marc-Alexandre Montpas as well as Jeff Bowen.

We valued the responsible disclosure of these problems straight to our safety and security group. To learn more, see the release notes or seek advice from the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.1.2 or endeavor over to Control Panel → Updates as well as just 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, as well as Mike Adams.

A variety of plugins additionally launched safety and security solutions the other day. Maintain whatever upgraded to remain protected. If you’re a plugin writer, please read this post to verify that your plugin is not influenced by the exact same concern. Thanks to every one of the plugin writers that functioned very closely with our safety and security group to guarantee a worked with reaction.

Currently examining WordPress 4.2? The 3rd launch prospect is currently offered (zip) as well as it consists of 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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