WordPress has just released an update to the popular blogging platform. WordPress should already have received a notice in the admin dashboard of their WordPress blog.
According to the developers, WordPress 3.0.5 is a “security hardening update for all previous WordPress versions” that fixes two moderate security issues and one information disclosure issue, and adds two security enhancements to the blogging application. This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update. In the same announcement, WordPress developers have said that WordPress 3.1 is coming soon along with the release of WordPress 3.1 RC4. (via)
WordPress 2.8.5 “Hardening Release” is released now. WordPress recommends every site to upgrade to the latest version. According to the WordPress Blog,
We have also been working on trying to make WordPress as secure as possible and during this process we have identified a number of security hardening changes that we thought were worth back-porting to the 2.8 branch so as to get these improvements out there and make all your sites as secure as possible.
A new version of the popular blogging platform WordPress was released just a few minutes ago. It is an unexpected upgrade considering that the last WordPress update was less than two weeks ago. The new update fixes a security vulnerability that affects all but the latest version of WordPress.
This update fixes an XSS vulnerability which could be used to create comment author URLs that would redirect the system administrator away from the blog’s website to another website for security exploit. All WordPress webmasters are encouraged to update their blogs as soon as possible to patch the security vulnerability and should not ignore this update.