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wordpressWordPress 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.

wordpressA 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.