WordPress 2.8.5

October 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Wordpress

WordPressWordPress 2.8.5 was released last night. Updates were mainly for security reasons:

  • A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen.
  • Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated.
  • Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins.
  • Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plugins.

Also, if you think you may have been hit with one of the recent exploits, WordPress suggests you take a look at the WordPress Exploit Scanner plugin. Read more about the latest release here.

I updated all of my blogs today with no problems, and suggest you should to asap. Be sure to make a backup of your database as a safety precaution.

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  • http://www.shoutmeloud.com/ Harsh Agrawal

    Saw this update Yesterday and the first thing which I did
    was Backup my Db and updated the wordpress. Though wordpress are releasing very quick update.. :|

  • http://www.shoutmeloud.com/ Harsh Agrawal

    Saw this update Yesterday and the first thing which I did
    was Backup my Db and updated the wordpress. Though wordpress are releasing very quick update.. :|