August 22, 2017

Important Security Update for WordPress Now Available

WordPress announced that WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. It’s described specifically as a security release for all previous versions, and they “strongly” encourage you to update your sites ASAP.

The update is a response to WordPress versions 4.4 and earlier being affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow sites to be compromised.

In addition to the security fix, the update also includes some additional bug fixes (via Blog):

Emoji support has been updated to include all of the latest emoji characters, including the new diverse emoji! 👍🏿👌🏽👏🏼

Some sites with older versions of OpenSSL installed were unable to communicate with other services provided through some plugins.

If a post URL was ever re-used, the site could redirect to the wrong post.

The update fixes 52 WordPress 4.4 bugs in all.

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