WordPress 2.8.6

WordPress 2.8.6 has been released. This is a security release.

2.8.6 fixes two security problems that can be exploited by registered, logged in users who have posting privileges. If you have untrusted authors on your blog, upgrading to 2.8.6 is recommended.

The first problem is an XSS vulnerability in Press This discovered by Benjamin Flesch. The second problem, discovered by Dawid Golunski, is an issue with sanitizing uploaded file names that can be exploited in certain Apache configurations. Thanks to Benjamin and Dawid for finding and reporting these.

Changelog: WordPress 2.8.6
Download: WordPress 2.8.6
Download: Modified files since WordPress 2.8.5

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WordPress 2.8.5

WordPress 2.8.5 has been released. This release makes your WordPress even more secure:

  • A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen.
  • Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated.
  • Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins.
  • Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plugins.

Changelog: WordPress 2.8.5
Download: WordPress 2.8.5
Download: Modified files since WordPress 2.8.4

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WordPress 2.8.4

WordPress 2.8.4 has been released and also similar to WordPress 2.8.3, this is a security fix.

Yesterday a vulnerability was discovered: a specially crafted URL could be requested that would allow an attacker to bypass a security check to verify a user requested a password reset. As a result, the first account without a key in the database (usually the admin account) would have its password reset and a new password would be emailed to the account owner. This doesn’t allow remote access, but it is very annoying.

Changelog: WordPress 2.8.4
Download: WordPress 2.8.4
Download: Modified files since WordPress 2.8.3

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WordPress 2.8.3

WordPress 2.8.3 has been released and similar to WordPress 2.8.2, this is a security fix.

Unfortunately, I missed some places when fixing the privilege escalation issues for 2.8.1. Luckily, the entire WordPress community has our backs. Several folks in the community dug deeper and discovered areas that were overlooked. With their help, the remaining issues are fixed in 2.8.3. Since this is a security release, upgrading is highly recommended

Changelog: WordPress 2.8.3
Download: WordPress 2.8.3
Download: Modified files since WordPress 2.8.2

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WordPress 2.8.2

WordPress 2.8.2 has just been release.

WordPress 2.8.2 fixes an XSS vulnerability. Comment author URLs were not fully sanitized when displayed in the admin. This could be exploited to redirect you away from the admin to another site.

Changelog: WordPress 2.8.2
Download: WordPress 2.8.2
Download: Modified files since WordPress 2.8.1

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