WordPress has just released version 3.3.2, which is a security update that resolves a number of vulnerabilities found in previous releases. According to the announcement, three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates: Plupload, SWFUpload and SWFObject.
- Limited privilege escalation where a site administrator could deactivate network-wide plugins when running a WordPress network under particular circumstances, disclosed by Jon Cave of our WordPress core security team, and Adam Backstrom.
- Cross-site scripting vulnerability when making URLs clickable, by Jon Cave.
- Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in redirects after posting comments in older browsers, and when filtering URLs. Thanks to Mauro Gentile for responsibly disclosing these issues to the security team.
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Five more bugs were also fixed, and more information can be found in the change log.
In addition to this release, WordPress 3.4 Beta 3 is also now available for download. And while the build isn’t ready for the prime time, plugin and theme developers should already be working with it for testing.
➤ Download WordPress 3.3.2, or update now from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.