WordPress 3.8.2 is now available. This is an important security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
This releases fixes a weakness that could let an attacker force their way into your site by forging authentication cookies. This was discovered and fixed by Jon Cave of the WordPress security team.
It also contains a fix to prevent a user with the Contributor role from improperly publishing posts.
This release also fixes nine bugs and contains three other security hardening changes:
- Pass along additional information when processing pingbacks to help hosts identify potentially abusive requests.
- Fix a low-impact SQL injection by trusted users. Reported by Tom Adams of dxw.
- Prevent possible cross-domain scripting through Plupload, the third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files. Reported by Szymon Gruszecki.
- Upgrade to the latest version of WordPress.
- WordPress Plugin BuddyPress Cross-Site Request Forgery (2.9.0)
- WordPress Plugin TheCartPress eCommerce Shopping Cart Order Information Security Bypass (188.8.131.52)
- WordPress Plugin AnnounceME Cross-Site Scripting (0.3.3)
- WordPress Plugin Newsletter Subscription Form Possible Remote Code Execution (1.1.2)
- WordPress Plugin WPtouch Mobile Backdoor (1.9.28)