Version 2.1.3 of the WordPress blogging platform has been released and is available for download. According to the WordPress blog, this is a security release that “includes fixes for several publicly known minor XSS issues, one major XML-RPC issue, and a proactive full sweep of the WordPress codebase to protect against future problems”.
I’ve upgraded, and so should you. Take a couple of minutes to do this upgrade, as the possible consequences aren’t worth the humiliation. 😉
The folks on the WordPress team have released version 2.0.5 of the WordPress Blogging Application. This release includes around 50 bug fixes one of which was a missing index on the posts table. I just upgraded and the site performs much better now. I had always thought that the site ran a tad bit slower after the 2.0 upgrade, but for some reason I just figured 2.0 was doing so much more than the 1.x versions. Didn’t even think of looking at table indexes.
Mark Jaquith has also put together his list of change files and corresponding archives containing only the changes from 2.0.4 to 2.0.5, along with a patch file to upgrade your stuff directly. I opted to download from the WordPress site.
In any event, according to the release announcement, there are some security fixes in this release as well. As I do with every release of WordPress that contains security release, I am reminding you not to be lazy and get your site upgraded as soon as you can. The performance improvements alone are worth it.
Now … off to see if they fixed that “posting from Flickr mangling CSS thing” …
I found a good article today talking about how much information one can give away just by having your Google Calendar public and outlining some not so nice ways that this information can be utilized.
Are MP3 players becoming the biggest corporate security risk due to the large amount of data they can store now?
Heard about this one on GeekNewsCentral yesterday (Episode 113). Marks Sysinternals Blog has an article called Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far. You have to read it to believe it.