WordPress 3.5.2 – Security & Maintenance Update

The folks over at WordPress released a security and maintenance update for the self-hosted software recently. If you haven’t already updated your site, you should go make a backup of your site and update it as soon as you can.

The security fixes included in this release are:

  • Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could potentially enable an attacker to gain access to a site.
  • Disallow contributors from improperly publishing posts or reassigning the post’s authorship.
  • An update to the SWFUpload external library to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
  • Prevention of a denial of service attack, affecting sites using password-protected posts.
  • An update to an external TinyMCE library to fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
  • Multiple fixes for cross-site scripting.
  • Avoid disclosing a full file path when a upload fails.

Read the official blog post from WordPress.org or check out the the release notes or consult the list of changes for more information.

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