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Gary Pendergast reports :
WordPress 4.1.2 is now available. This is a critical security release
for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your
WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical
cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users
to compromise a site. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven and
fixed by Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, and Andrew Nacin of the
WordPress security team.
We also fixed three other security issues :
- In WordPress 4.1 and higher, files with invalid or unsafe names
could be uploaded. Discovered by Michael Kapfer and Sebastian Kraemer
- In WordPress 3.9 and higher, a very limited cross-site scripting
vulnerability could be used as part of a social engineering attack.
Discovered by Jakub Zoczek.
- Some plugins were vulnerable to a SQL injection vulnerability.
Discovered by Ben Bidner of the WordPress security team.
We also made four hardening changes, discovered by J.D. Grimes,
Divyesh Prajapati, Allan Collins, Marc-Alexandre Montpas and Jeff
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
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