Last week, WordPress 4.9.5 was released — a security and maintenance release. WordPress 4.9.5 addressed three major security vulnerabilities and 25 other bugs. These vulnerabilities are considered low severity, and are part of an overall mission at WordPress to further enhance the security of the core application.
The following vulnerabilities were addressed:
Addressing these vulnerabilities, discovered by bug hunters and security researchers, further hardens the WordPress core to cyberattacks. The 25 bug fixes include:
Sites secured using SiteLock SMART PLUS set for automatic patching will receive the security patches on their next daily site scan. However, in order to take advantage of all the features and bug fixes, a full version upgrade is necessary.
For more information about how SiteLock can help protect your websites from vulnerabilities and malware, contact us today!