WordPress Core Vulnerability January 2018

January 31, 2018
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For your , be informed about the latest WordPress Core vulnerability, fixed in WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release from January 16, 2018. WordPress before 4.9.2 has XSS in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement (under wp-includes/js/mediaelement).

MediaElement has released a new version that contains a fix for the bug, and a WordPress plugin containing the fixed files is available in the plugin repository. WordPress versions 4.9.1 and earlier (back to 3.7) are affected by this issue:

  •  A Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress.
    • immediately to WordPress version 4.9.2 to fix the reported vulnerability

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WordPress Core Vulnerability January 2018

by Csaba Miklós time to read: 2 min
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