The latest WordPress 3.5.2 Update, released on June 21st, 2013, has security fixes. Please update your version of WordPress!
WordPress 3.5.2 is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
Why You Should Install WordPress 3.5.2 Update
The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.
The important 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 or reassigning the post’s authorship
- An update to the SWFUpload external library to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
- 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
- Avoid disclosing a full file path when a upload fails
Download WordPress 3.5.2 or update now from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.