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    Exclamation Wordpress 3.0.2 Out - Security Update

    Guess it's time to update, wordpress is out with version 3.0.2 and they state it as
    a mandatory security update for all previous WordPress versions.
    .

    Anyways, the updated features are :

    * Fix moderate security issue where a malicious Author-level user could gain further access to the site.

    Other bugs and security hardening:

    * Remove pingback/trackback blogroll whitelisting feature as it can easily be abused.
    * Fix canonical redirection for permalinks containing %category% with nested categories and paging.
    * Fix occasional irrelevant error messages on plugin activation. (#15062)
    * Minor XSS fixes in request_filesystem_credentials() and when deleting a plugin.
    * Clarify the license in the readme.
    * Multisite: Fix the delete_user meta capability.
    * Multisite: Force current_user_can_for_blog() to run map_meta_cap() even for super admins.
    * Multisite: Fix ms-files.php content type headers when requesting a URL with a query string.
    * Multisite: Fix the usage of the SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL constant for upgraded WordPress MU installs.
    Source :: Version 3.0.2 WordPress Codex

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    3.0.3 is out too.
    According to wordpress.org
    On December 8, 2010, WordPress 3.0.3 was released to the public. This is a security update for all previous WordPress versions.
    I believe there has been just one bugfix, i.e.
    Fixes issues in the XML-RPC remote publishing interface which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish or delete posts.
    Source :: Version 3.0.3 WordPress Codex

  3. #3
    Weird, I updated all my blogs last week to 3.0.2.
    Starting last night, my blogs had that line to upgrade to 3.0.3.

    Geesh....

  4. #4
    Gotta love wordpress for not testing things properly... EVER!

  5. #5
    Don't blink or there will be another update to do.

    They were doing pretty good since 3.0.1, but now it looks like they are back to their normal mode with a rapid succession of updates.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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