WordPress Version 3.8.2 Security Release

Today, April 8, 2014, WordPress version 3.8.2 was released to the public. This new version of WordPress addressed some security issues and fixed 9 bugs. The guys over at WordPress strongly encourage everyone to update your sites immediately.

This releases fixes a weakness that could let an attacker force their way into your site by forging authentication cookies. This was discovered and fixed by Jon Cave of the WordPress security team.

It also contains a fix to prevent a user with the Contributor role from improperly publishing posts. Reported by edik.

This release also fixes nine bugs and contains three other security hardening changes:

  • Pass along additional information when processing pingbacks to help hosts identify potentially abusive requests.

  • Fix a low-impact SQL injection by trusted users. Reported by Tom Adams of dxw.

  • Prevent possible cross-domain scripting through Plupload, the third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files. Reported by Szymon Gruszecki.

Read the full announcement for WordPress version 3.8.2 release.

We have already updated most of our sites to version 3.8.2 safely with no issues.

Also, WordPress 3.9 is coming out next week, we are looking forward to it.

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