Yesterday's release of WordPress v3.5.1, fixes 37 bugs, including three security issues.
The following security issues were addressed:
- A server-side request forgery vulnerability and remote port scanning using pingbacks. This vulnerability, which could potentially be used to expose information and compromise a site, affects all previous WordPress versions.
- Two instances of cross-site scripting via shortcodes and post content.
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability in the external library Plupload.
Vulnerable WordPress installations are a common target for cybercriminals, who regularly use them as a foundation for launching malicious attacks.
WordPress users are advised to upgrade to the latest version immediatelly, as well as to go through this very informative article, discussing the most common malware infections that could possible affect them.
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