WordPress 4.2.2 is currently readily available. This is a crucial safety and security launch for all previous variations and also we highly urge you to upgrade your websites instantly.
Variation 4.2.2 addresses 2 safety and security concerns:
- The Genericons symbol font style bundle, which is utilized in a variety of prominent motifs and also plugins, had an HTML documents prone to a cross-site scripting assault. All impacted motifs and also plugins held on WordPress.org ( consisting of the Twenty Fifteen default motif) have actually been upgraded today by the WordPress safety and security group to resolve this concern by eliminating this excessive documents. To aid secure various other Genericons use, WordPress 4.2.2 proactively checks the wp-content directory site for this HTML documents and also eliminates it. Reported by Robert Abela of Netsparker.
- WordPress variations 4.2 and also earlier are impacted by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which can make it possible for confidential individuals to endanger a website. WordPress 4.2.2 consists of a detailed repair for this concern. Reported independently by Rice Adu and also Tong Shi from Baidu[X-team]
The launch likewise consists of solidifying for a possible cross-site scripting susceptability when utilizing the aesthetic editor. This concern was reported by Mahadev Subedi.
Our many thanks to those that have actually exercised responsible disclosure of safety and security concerns.
Download WordPress 4.2.2 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 4.2.2.
Many thanks to everybody that added to 4.2.2:
Aaron Jorbin, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Nacin, Boone Gorges, Dion Hulse, Ella Iseulde Van Dorpe, Gary Pendergast, Hinaloe, Jeremy Felt, John James Jacoby, Konstantin Kovshenin, Mike Adams, Nikolay Bachiyski, taka2, and also willstedt.