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 right away.

WordPress variations 4.1.1 and also earlier are influenced by a crucial cross-site scripting susceptability, which might make it possible for confidential customers to jeopardize 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 group.

We additionally dealt with 3 various other safety problems:

  • In WordPress 4.1 and also greater, documents with void or harmful names might be submitted. Found 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. Found by Jakub Zoczek.
  • Some plugins were at risk to an SQL shot susceptability. Found by Ben Bidner of the WordPress safety group.

We additionally 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 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 and also 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, and also Mike Adams.

A variety of plugins additionally launched safety repairs 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 influenced by the exact same problem. Thanks to every one of the plugin writers that functioned very closely with our safety group to guarantee a worked with feedback.

Currently examining WordPress 4.2? The 3rd launch prospect is currently readily available (zip) and also it consists of these repairs. 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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