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WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below.

WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4.

You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking this link, or visit your WordPress website's Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now.

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Webform - Critical - Multiple vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2019-096

Webform - Critical - Multiple vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2019-096

Webform - Critical - Multiple vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2019-096
Project: Webform
Versions: 7.x-4.x, 7.x-3.x
Date: 2019-December-11
Security risk: Critical 15∕25 
Vulnerability: Multiple vulnerabilities

Description

This module enables you to create forms to collect information from users and report, analyze and distribute it by email.

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Security advisories for multiple Drupal 8 contributed modules: Smart Trim, Modal Page, Taxonomy access fix, Permissions by Term

Security advisories for multiple Drupal 8 contributed modules: Smart Trim, Modal Page, Taxonomy access fix, Permissions by Term

Project: Smart Trim
Version: 8.x-1.x
Date: 2019-December-11
Security risk: Moderately critical 
Vulnerability: Cross site scripting

Description

The Smart Trim module allows site builders additional control with text summary fields.

The module doesn't sufficiently filter text when certain options are selected.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role with the ability to create content on the site when certain options are selected for the trimmed output.

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WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” is released

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” is released

WordPress 5.3 with the improved block editor, named “Kirk” in honour of jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, has been released today and is available for download or update in your dashboard.

5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers more control over the look of a site.

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WordPress 5.2.4 security release has been announced

WordPress 5.2.4 security release has been announced

WordPress 5.2.4 is now available! This security release fixes 6 security issues.

WordPress versions 5.2.3 and earlier are affected by these bugs, which are fixed in version 5.2.4. Updated versions of WordPress 5.1 and earlier are also available for any users who have not yet updated to 5.2.

The following security vulnerabilities have been detected and addressed in this release:

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Simple AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2019-071

Simple AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2019-071

Project: Simple AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
Date: 2019-October-02
Security risk: Moderately critical 13∕25 
Vulnerability: Access bypass

Description

This module allows display of a site's content in AMP format.

The module doesn't sufficiently check access on unpublished or restricted content.

Solution

Install the latest version of the module.

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Gutenberg - Critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2019-069

Gutenberg - Critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2019-069

Project: Gutenberg
Date: 2019-September-25
Security risk: Critical 16∕25 
Vulnerability: Access bypass

Description

This module provides a new UI experience for node editing - Gutenberg editor.

The routes used by the Gutenberg editor lack proper permissions allowing untrusted users to view and modify some content they should not be able to view or modify.

Solution

Install the latest version:

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Permissions by Term - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2019-068

Permissions by Term - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2019-068

Project: Permissions by Term
Version: 8.x-1.x-dev
Date: 2019-September-25
Security risk: Moderately critical 14∕25
Vulnerability: Access bypass

Description

This module enables you to control access to content based on taxonomy terms. The module doesn't sufficiently check if a given entity should be access controlled, defaulting to allowing access even to unpublished nodes.

The vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that the submodule Permissions by Entity must also be enabled.

Solution

Install the latest version:

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TableField - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2019-067

Project: TableField
Version: 8.x-2.x-dev
Date: 2019-September-18
Security risk: Moderately critical 12∕25 
Vulnerability: Access bypass

Description

This module allows you to attach tabular data to an entity.

There is insufficient access checking for users with the ability to "Export Tablefield Data as CSV". They can export data from unpublished nodes or otherwise inaccessible entities.

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