WordPress protection: Core vulnerabilities September

October 2, 2017
WP Security: WordPress Core vulnerabilities September

For your , be informed about the latest WordPress Core vulnerabilities fixed in release WordPress 4.8.2 from September 2017. WordPress versions 4.8.1 and earlier are affected by these issues:

  1. $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability. Reported by Slavco. Affected: WordPress 2.3.0-4.8.1
  2. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the oEmbed discovery. Reported by xknown of the WordPress Security Team. Affected: WordPress 4.4-4.8.1
  3. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the visual editor. Reported by Rodolfo Assis (@brutelogic) of Sucuri . Affected: WordPress 4.2.3-4.8.1
  4. A path traversal vulnerability was discovered in the file unzipping code. Reported by Alex Chapman (noxrnet). Affected: WordPress 3.0-4.8.1
  5. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the plugin editor. Reported by 陈瑞琦 (Chen Ruiqi).
  6. An open redirect was discovered on the user and term edit screens. Reported by Yasin Soliman (ysx). Affected: WordPress 2.9.2-4.8.1
  7. A path traversal vulnerability was discovered in the customizer. Reported by Weston Ruter of the WordPress Security Team. Affected: WordPress 4.4-4.8.1
  8. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in template names. Reported by Luka (sikic). Affected: WordPress 4.2.3-4.8.1
  9. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the link modal. Reported by Anas Roubi (qasuar). Affected: WordPress 4.2.3-4.8.1
    • immediately to WordPress version 4.8.2 to fix ALL reported vulnerabilities

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WordPress protection: Core vulnerabilities September

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