WordPress 4.1.2 Safety Launch – San Francisco

WordPress 4.1.2 is currently offered. This is a crucial protection launch for all previous variations as well as we highly motivate you to upgrade your websites quickly.

WordPress variations 4.1.1 as well as earlier are impacted by an important cross-site scripting susceptability, which can make it possible for confidential customers to endanger a website. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven as well as dealt with by Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, as well as Andrew Nacin of the WordPress protection group.

We additionally repaired 3 various other protection problems:

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

We additionally made 4 setting adjustments, 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 protection group. To learn more, 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 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 protection solutions the other day. Maintain whatever upgraded to remain safe. If you’re a plugin writer, please read this post to verify that your plugin is not impacted by the exact same problem. Thanks to every one of the plugin writers that functioned carefully with our protection group to make certain a worked with reaction.

Currently evaluating WordPress 4.2? The 3rd launch prospect is currently offered (zip) as well as it has 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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