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Old 05-20-2018, 12:36 PM
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WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release

Somehow I lost my Wordpress.org blog RSS feed. Sorry for not keeping this thread up to date.

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WordPress 4.9.6 is now available. This is a privacy and maintenance release. We encourage you to update your sites to take advantage of the new privacy features...
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May 17, 2018
 
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Two Bugs in Wordpress Tooltipy Plugin Patched

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WordPress has issued fixes for two bugs rated “medium” in its tooltips plugin, including one that can allow bad actors to do anything an administrative user would be able to do on a WordPress site...
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WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.7 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.9.6 and earlier are affected by a media issue that could potentially allow a user with certain capabilities to attempt to delete files outside the uploads directory....
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WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release

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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.9.8. This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme....
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August 2, 2018
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:00 AM
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WordPress 5.0 “Bebo”

Wordpress 5.0 released:
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We’ve made some big upgrades to the editor. Our new block-based editor is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site. You’ll have more flexibility with how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, revamping your blog, or write code for a living...
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December 6, 2018
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:02 AM
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WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release

And a security release already:
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WordPress 5.0.1 is now available. This is a security release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

Plugin authors are encouraged to read the 5.0.1 developer notes for information on backwards-compatibility.

WordPress versions 5.0 and earlier are affected by the following bugs, which are fixed in version 5.0.1. Updated versions of WordPress 4.9 and older releases are also available, for users who have not yet updated to 5.0....
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December 13, 2018
 
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WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release

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WordPress 5.0.3 is now available!

5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 36 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions...
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January 9, 2019
 
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Simple Social Buttons Critical Flaw

Users of Simple Social Buttons take note:
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Users of the popular plugin, Simple Social Buttons, are encouraged to update to version 2.0.22.

A critical vulnerability in popular WordPress plugin Simple Social Buttons enables non-admin users to modify WordPress installation options – and ultimately take over websites....
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:45 AM
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WordPress 5.1 “Betty”

New version of Wordpress:
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Version 5.1 of WordPress, named “Betty” in honour of acclaimed jazz vocalist Betty Carter, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard.

Following WordPress 5.0 — a major release which introduced the new block editor — 5.1 focuses on polish, in particular by improving the overall performance of the editor. In addition, this release paves the way for a better, faster, and more secure WordPress with some essential tools for site administrators and developers.
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WordPress 5.1.1 Security and Maintenance Release

Security release:
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WordPress 5.1.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release introduces 10 fixes and enhancements, including changes designed to help hosts prepare users for the minimum PHP version bump coming in 5.2.

This release also includes a pair of security fixes that handle how comments are filtered and then stored in the database. With a maliciously crafted comment, a WordPress post was vulnerable to cross-site scripting...
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March 12, 2019
 
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:20 AM
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Social Warfare Cross Scripting

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...A popular WordPress plugin is urging users to update as soon as possible after it patched a vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild. If users cannot update, developers recommended they disable the plugin.

The plugin, Social Warfare, lets users add social media sharing buttons to their websites. Social Warfare has an active install base of over 70,000 sites and over 805,000 downloads. Wordfence said that the most recent version of the plugin (3.5.2) was plagued by a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability. Worse, researchers have identified attacks in the wild against the vulnerability...
Full article: WordPress Plugin Patched After Zero Day Discovered
 
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Wordpress Minimum PHP Version update

Advanced notice from Wordpress.org new min. requirement for PHP coming:
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WordPress 5.2 is targeted for release at the end of this month, and with it comes an update to the minimum required version of PHP. WordPress will now require a minimum of PHP 5.6.20.
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Nothing like having your Host push PHP 7.1 on you, like they did to us last March (201. I noticed a few anomalies when they pushed out 7.1 to all hosting plans then, with the majority of issues showing up on several older WP versions. The Admins had to offer a roll-back option to 5.x, but this March there is no rolling back. 7.1 was pushed out to everyone on their service.

I'm glad we had to wait for some WordPress updates, which I think has negated display issues I noticed in last Marche's push.

 
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Yuzo Plugin Flaw Exploited

Those using Yuzo plugin need to read this:
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A vulnerability in the Yuzo Related Posts WordPress plugin, used by 60,000 websites, is being exploited in the wild.


WordPress is urging users to uninstall the popular Yuzo Related Posts plugin after a flaw was discovered being exploited in the wild – putting tens of thousands of websites at risk.

Yuzo Related Posts, which enables WordPress websites to display “related posts” segments, is installed on over 60,000 websites. A cross-site scripting flaw was recently disclosed in the plugin that could be used to deface websites, redirect visitors to unsafe websites, or compromise WordPress administrator accounts, and more...
Continued: WordPress Urges Users to Uninstall Yuzo Plugin After Flaw Exploited
April 11, 2019
 
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Yellow Pencil Plugin Flaws Actively Exploited

Those using the Yellow Pencil Visual Theme Customizer plugin need to read this:
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...The maker of a WordPress plugin, Yellow Pencil Visual Theme Customizer, is asking all users to immediately update after it was discovered to have software vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited...
WordPress Yellow Pencil Plugin Flaws Actively Exploited
April 12, 2019
 
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WooCommerce Checkout Manager plugin

Another Wordpress plugin needs disabling:
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...An unpatched vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin called the WooCommerce Checkout Manager extension is potentially putting more than 60,000 websites at risk, researchers say.

The WooCommerce Checkout Manager plugin allows WooCommerce users to customize and manage the fields on their checkout pages. The plugin, owned by Visser Labs, is separate from the WooCommerce plugin, which is owned by Automattic.

“Earlier this week, an arbitrary file upload vulnerability has been found in popular WordPress plugin WooCommerce Checkout Manager which extends the functionality of well known WooCommerce plugin,” said Luka Sikic, with WebArx Security in a Thursday post...
Users Urged to Disable WordPress Plugin After Unpatched Flaw Disclosed
April 26, 2019
 
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WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”

Wordpress update:
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Version 5.2 of WordPress, named “Jaco” in honor of renowned and revolutionary jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in this update make it easier than ever to fix your site if something goes wrong.

There are even more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors. Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site solo, these tools can help get you the right information when you need it...
Read more about this update on the WordPress site: WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”
May 7, 2019
 
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WordPress 5.2.1 Maintenance Release

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WordPress 5.2.1 is now available! This maintenance release fixes 33 bugs, including improvements to the block editor, accessibility, internationalization, and the Site Health feature introduced in 5.2.
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May 21, 2019
 
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Joomla and WordPress Found Harboring Malicious Redirect Code

Wordpress users need to check their site for hacker changes covered in this article:
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New .htaccess injector threat on Joomla and WordPress websites redirects to malicious websites.


Security researchers are warning owners of Joomla and WordPress websites of a malicious redirect script that is pushing visitors to malicious websites.

On Thursday, Eugene Wozniak, a security researcher with Sucuri, published a report outlining a rogue hypertext access (.htaccess) injector found on a client website. He reported that the impacted site was directing website traffic to advertising sites that attempted to install malicious software.
Joomla and WordPress Found Harboring Malicious Redirect Code
May 24, 2019
 
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WordPress 5.2.2 Maintenance Release

An update:
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WordPress 5.2.2 is now available! This maintenance release fixes 13 bugs and adds a little bit of polish to the Site Health feature that made its debut in 5.2...
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June 18, 2019
 
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