WordPress released a security update to the public on December 8, 2010. It is recommended that you upgrade your WordPress version to 3.0.3 immediately.
WordPress Security Issues / Enhancements
This release fixes issues in the remote publishing interface, which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish, or delete posts.
Were there any files deleted in this release?
WordPress 3.0.3 uses all the same files and nothing became obsolete, but 4 files were changed.
Here is a list of WordPress Files that were Revised in 3.0.3:
Upgrading to WordPress 3.0.3
We tested the automatic upgrade from the Dashboard > Updates and also did a manual upgrade. Both were successful.
For WordPress security, please upgrade to WordPress 3.0.3 immediately. This WordPress update (3.0.3) only affects you if you have remote publishing enabled on your blog.
None known at this time. If you have any concerns about a plugin conflict, please let us know so that we can look into it and make recommendations.
How do I know if I have Remote Publishing Enabled?
Simply follow these easy steps:
- Log-in to your wp-admin Dashboard;
- Look on the left side of your Dashboard and click on “Settings.”
- Under Settings, look for and click on “Writing”.
- Once the Writing window is open, scroll down to about the middle of the page and look for “Remote Publishing”. If you have checked the boxes (see screenshot below) it is enabled.
It's up to you whether or not you require this feature. Regardless, it is always recommended that you upgrade your WordPress site(s) to the latest current version, which is WordPress 3.0.3.
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