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Details Emerge of Severe WordPress Content Injection Flaw
WordPress has revealed the details of a critical privilege escalation vulnerability that the company fixed in a security release last week. The bug was part of a major upgrade for WordPress, but the details of the flaw hadn’t come out until now because the company was working with hosting providers and security firms to put protection in place.
The vulnerability is in the REST API plugin and researchers at Sucuri discovered it and notified WordPress about it on Jan. 20. The company’s security team began writing a patch for the flaw and then started getting in touch with security companies and hosts to alert them to the issue and give them some time to implement rules to protect their customers. Read original article here…. onthewire.io
Google Sends New Round of Outdated Plugin Warnings
Google has been sending out a new round of Google Search Console warnings for site owners using outdated WordPress plugins.
Casey Markee posted a screenshot of the latest warning.
Revolution Slider was the reason why hundreds of thousands of WordPress blogs were exploited by hackers back in 2014. And one of the problems was that this plugin came as part of a WordPress theme bundle, and so they weren’t installed individually for site owners to update the plugins via the WordPress plugin dashboard. Read original article here…. thesempost.com
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