WordPress 4.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

KH-DavidL

Abuse & Documentation Specialist
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September 15, 2015 WordPress released a Security and Maintenance update.

This release addresses three issues, including two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential privilege escalation.

  • WordPress versions 4.3 and earlier are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags (CVE-2015-5714). Reported by Shahar Tal and Netanel Rubin of Check Point.
  • A separate cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in the user list table. Reported by Ben Bidner of the WordPress security team.
  • Finally, in certain cases, users without proper permissions could publish private posts and make them sticky (CVE-2015-5715). Reported by Shahar Tal and Netanel Rubin of Check Point.
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Remember to keep your WordPress installs up to date! For WordPress Security Tips, check out our Wiki Article.
 
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