October 20, 2009

WordPress 2.8.5 Released – Hardening Release


WordPress 2.8.5 is just released today.  The latest version improves on the security measures in WordPress.

The headline changes in WordPress 2.8.5 are:

  • 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.

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