March 2, 2007

WordPress 2.1.1 Dangerous

I’m a user of WordPress on a couple of my sites, including On The Air. So that’s why this notice caught my attention: WordPress 2.1.1 Dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2. Dangerous? How could a blogging tool be dangerous? It turns out someone hacked into their servers and inserted a security exploit right into the code for WordPress, the official code that everyone was downloading from the official site. Kind of a nasty situation, one that could happen to anyone, and luckily they noticed it and pulled the code down quickly.

WordPress 2.1.1 was only out for about a week, and the exploit was in it less than that. So probably not a lot of people had gotten around to downloading it. But if you did, chuck it out and download 2.1.2 right away.

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  1. Josh says:

    Scott, thanks for the heads up.

    Posted March 2, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

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