8-4-2015 Blog Network Updates

WP security update v4.2.4

From the announcement post, WordPress 4.2.4 fixes three cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential SQL injection that could be used to compromise a site (CVE-2015-2213).

It also includes a fix for a potential timing side-channel attack and prevents an attacker from locking a post from being edited.

In addition to the security fixes, WordPress 4.2.4 contains fixes for 4 bugs from 4.2.3, including:

  • FIX – WPDB: When checking the encoding of strings against the database, make sure we’re only relying on the return value of strings that were sent to the database. #32279
  • FIX – Don’t blindly trust the output of glob() to be an array. #33093
  • FIX – Shortcodes: Handle do_shortcode('<[shortcode]') edge cases. #33116
  • FIX – Shortcodes: Protect newlines inside of CDATA. #33106