WordPress version 3.1.2 has been released to the public as of April 26, 2011.
This important maintenance and security release fixed a vulnerability that allowed Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts.
This issue was discovered by a member of their security team, WordPress developer Andrew Nacin and Benjamin Balter.
According to WordPress.org:
We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if you allow users to register as contributors or if you have untrusted users. This release also fixes a few bugs that missed the boat for version 3.1.1.
Some other bug fixes were found in WordPress 3.1.1 and have been fixed with this new release, 3.1.2 including:
- Fixed user queries ordered by post count
- Fixed multiple tag quires bug
- Prevents over-escaping of post titles when using Quick Edit for pages.
Files Revised in WordPress 3.1.2:
WordPress & Security Resources:
- WordPress News: 3.1.2 Security Hardening Update
- WordPress Codex: Version 3.1.2
- WordPress Trac: 3.1.2 Bug Fixes
- Download WordPress 3.1.2
- WordPress Codex – Updating WordPress
If you're self-hosting WordPress on your own domain, it is important that you upgrade to WordPress 3.1.2 as soon as possible.
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