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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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Maintenance on all Germany-based servers

Type: Maintenance work
Category: Advanced infrastructure
Start: October 16, 2019 3:00 AM CEST
End: October 16, 2019 3:05 AM CEST

Description

In the above mentioned period maintenance on our European data-center will be performed. During this maintenance, the affected servers and the websites hosted accounts on them will not be available for about five minutes.

Affected clients

AltaGrade clients who have their projects hosted on Germany-based AltaGrade servers.

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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The module doesn't sufficiently check access on unpublished or restricted content.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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WordPress 5.2.3 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.2.3 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.2.3 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 29 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below.

These bugs affect WordPress versions 5.2.2 and earlier; version 5.2.3 fixes them, so you’ll want to upgrade.

If you haven’t yet updated to 5.2, there are also updated versions of 5.0 and earlier that fix the bugs for you.

Security Updates

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