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WordPress 3.5.2 - Security Fix

Discussion in 'Web Development' started by LPH, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    Cross scripting is a common security hole hackers take advantage of to break into servers. WordPress developers have secured the blogging software in several areas and everyone using WordPress should update to this latest release.

    The security fixes included:
    • Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could potentially enable an attacker to gain access to a site.
    • Disallow contributors from improperly publishing posts, reported by Konstantin Kovshenin, or reassigning the post’s authorship, reported by Luke Bryan.
    • An update to the SWFUpload external library to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. Reported by mala and Szymon Gruszecki. (Developers: More on SWFUpload here.)
    • 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. Reported by Wan Ikram.
    • Multiple fixes for cross-site scripting. Reported by Andrea Santese and Rodrigo.
    • Avoid disclosing a full file path when a upload fails. Reported by Jakub Galczyk.
     

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