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WordPress Security Update

We were recently notified of a SQL injection bug in the WordPress code. Matt patched the code and updated the archive on the downloads page last night. All users are encouraged to upgrade to WordPress 1.5.1.2.

The patch is very simple (it just requires one new line of code in the get_category_by_ID() function), so if you don’t want to upgrade your whole installation, you can follow the instructions in the announcement. As a side note, the same fix applies to version 1.2, but at around line number 125 in the file.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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3 Responses to WordPress Security Update

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  2. PaulaO says:

    did up a ‘blond version’ of the update.

    http://paulaoffutt.com/blog/wp-update/

    I often find the most simple to be the most complicated. ie Idiot pictures piss me the blank off.

  3. David says:

    One of the easiest updates ever… Was there more changed than just the one file, if not, why not just put the file that needs the change on the site?

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