WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release

WordPress 3.8.2 is now available for download and upgrade.

This is an important security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

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This releases fixes a weakness that could let an attacker force their way into your site by forging authentication cookies.

It also contains a fix to prevent a user with the Contributor role from improperly publishing posts.

This release also fixes nine bugs and contains three other security hardening changes:

  • Pass along additional information when processing pingbacks to help hosts identify potentially abusive requests.
  • Fix a low-impact SQL injection by trusted users.
  • Prevent possible cross-domain scripting through Plupload, the third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files.

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