#WordPress 5.2.4 #Security Release

WordPress 5.2.4 is now available! This security release fixes 6 security issues.

WordPress versions 5.2.3 and earlier are affected by these bugs, which are fixed in version 5.2.4. Updated versions of WordPress 5.1 and earlier are also available for any users who have not yet updated to 5.2.

Security Updates

  • Props to Evan Ricafort for finding an issue where stored XSS (cross-site scripting) could be added via the Customizer.
  • Props to J.D. Grimes who found and disclosed a method of viewing unauthenticated posts.
  • Props to Weston Ruter for finding a way to create a stored XSS to inject Javascript into style tags.
  • Props to David Newman for highlighting a method to poison the cache of JSON GET requests via the Vary: Origin header.
  • Props to Eugene Kolodenker who found a server-side request forgery in the way that URLs are validated.
  • Props to Ben Bidner of the WordPress Security Team who discovered issues related to referrer validation in the admin.

Thank you to all of the reporters for privately disclosing the vulnerabilities, which gave us time to fix them before WordPress sites could be attacked.

For more info, browse the full list of changes on Trac or check out the Version 5.2.4 documentation page.

WordPress 5.2.4 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.3.

You can download WordPress 5.2.4 or visit Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. Sites that support automatic background updates have already started to update automatically.

In addition to the security researchers mentioned above, thank you to everyone who contributed to WordPress 5.2.4:

Aaron D. CampbelldarthhexxDavid BinovecJonathan DesrosiersIan DunnJeff PaulNick DaughertyKonstantin ObenlandPeter WilsonSergey BiryukovStanimir StoyanovGarth MortensenvortfuWeston RuterJake Spurlock, and Alex Concha.

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