Over the last 24 hours, WordPress.org pushed out an update that includes an important security release. WordPress.org posted an article yesterday about the contents of this update. Here are the highlights:
- Fixed a weakness discovered by the WordPress security team that could allow someone to force their way into your site.
- Fixed a problem with users set to ‘Contribute’ being able to improperly publish posts
- Fixed 9 bugs from the prior release
- Implemented three new changes to harden security
You can read more about these changes at WordPress.org
If your site is built on a newer version of WordPress, you likely received a notification that your site was updated automatically. If you did, great! You do not need to do anything further. If you did not, consider giving us a call so that we can help you get this important security update installed correctly.