Monthly Archives: June 2013

WordPress 3.5.2 Security Patch Released

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available for download or update within your WordPress dashboard.

This version is a maintenance and security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

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The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

The security fixes included:

  • Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could potentially enable an attacker to gain access to a site.
  • Disallow contributors from improperly publishing posts or reassigning the post’s authorship.
  • An update to the SWFUpload external library to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. (Developers: More on SWFUpload here.)
  • Prevention of a denial of service attack, affecting sites using password-protected posts.
  • An update to an external TinyMCE library to fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
  • Multiple fixes for cross-site scripting.
  • Avoid disclosing a full file path when a upload fails.

For more information on the changes, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.