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Wordpress 4.7.3 Released - Fixes Multiple Security Issues

Discussion in 'Technical Issues & Tips' started by mneylon, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Hot off the press:
    WordPress 4.7.3 Security and Maintenance Release

    This release fixes 6 security issues:
    1. Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file metadata. Reported by Chris Andrè Dale, Yorick Koster, and Simon P. Briggs.
    2. Control characters can trick redirect URL validation. Reported by Daniel Chatfield.
    3. Unintended files can be deleted by administrators using the plugin deletion functionality. Reported by xuliang.
    4. Cross-site scripting (XSS) via video URL in YouTube embeds. Reported by Daniel Cid.
    5. Cross-site scripting (XSS) via taxonomy term names. Reported by Delta.
    6. Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in Press This leading to excessive use of server resources. Reported by Sipke Mellema.

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