Last Updated: 8th Feb 2017
Dev Blog: WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release
WordPress 4.7.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected by threeÂ security issues:
- The user interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press This is shown to users who do not haveÂ permissions to use it. Reported by David Herrera of Alley Interactive.
WP_QueryÂ is vulnerable to a SQL injection (SQLi) when passing unsafeÂ data. WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but weâ€™ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability.Â Reported byÂ Mo Jangda (batmoo).
- A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the posts list table. Reported by Ian DunnÂ of the WordPress Security Team.
Thank you to the reporters of these issues for practicingÂ responsible disclosure.
Download WordPress 4.7.2Â or venture over to Dashboard â†’ Updates and simply click â€śUpdate Now.â€ť Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.7.2.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to 4.7.2.