WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release

Posted in: Releases, Security- Jun 27, 2012 Comments Off

WordPress 3.4.1 is now available for download. WordPress 3.4 has been a very smooth release, and copies are flying off the shelf — 3 million downloads in two weeks! This maintenance release addresses 18 bugs with version 3.4, including: Fixes an issue where a theme’s page templates were sometimes not detected. Addresses problems with some category permalink [...]

WordPress 3.3.2 (and WordPress 3.4 Beta 3)

Posted in: Development, Releases, Security- Apr 20, 2012 Comments Off

WordPress 3.3.2 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. Three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates: Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media. SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, and may still be in use by plugins. SWFObject, which WordPress previously used to embed [...]

WordPress 3.1.4 (and 3.2 Release Candidate 3)

Posted in: All About Clients, Latest News, Releases, Security- Jun 29, 2011 Comments Off

WordPress 3.1.4 is available now and is a maintenance and security update for all previous versions. This release fixes an issue that could allow a malicious Editor-level user to gain further access to the site. Thanks K. Gudinavicius of SEC Consult for bringing this to our attention. Version 3.1.4 also incorporates several other security fixes and hardening [...]

Passwords Reset

Posted in: Security- Jun 21, 2011 Comments Off

Earlier today the WordPress team noticed suspicious commits to several popular plugins (AddThis, WPtouch, and W3 Total Cache) containing cleverly disguised backdoors. We determined the commits were not from the authors, rolled them back, pushed updates to the plugins, and shut down access to the plugin repository while we looked for anything else unsavory. We’re [...]

WordPress 3.1.3 (and WordPress 3.2 Beta 2)

Posted in: Development, Releases, Security- May 25, 2011 Comments Off

WordPress 3.1.3 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. It contains the following security fixes and enhancements: Various security hardening by Alexander Concha. Taxonomy query hardening by John Lamansky. Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Props Verónica Valeros. Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou [...]