Thanks to the WordPress team for the new Security and Maintenance release declared on August 4 2015. WordPress has released their latest version 4.2.4 after finding new vulnerabilities in the previous release of 4.2.3 which came only less than 2 weeks before.
According to the release notes this is a security version which fixes six vulnerabilities. It includes three cross-site scripting and a potential SQL injection vulnerability that could be used by malicious hackers to compromise a website, which was discovered by Marc-Alexandre Montpas of Sucuri, Helen Hou-Sandí of the WordPress security team, Netanel Rubin of Check Point, and Ivan Grigorov.
This version is also a fix for potential timing side-channel attack, discovered by Johannes Schmitt of Scrutinizer, and prevention against attackers from locking a post from being edited discovered by Mohamed A. Baset.
Apart from this, WordPress 4.2.4 also contains fixes for four bugs compared with the version 4.2.3
Users can download the latest version of WordPress by visiting its website or through their dashboard. The good news is that WordPress comes with the option of automatic security updates.So if you have activated the automatic update, it will upgrade to the latest version.
WordPress team is always doing a great job of bringing regular number of updates and new versions, to make it more powerful and secure. Hence it continues to be a huge platform with large number of users.
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