Msg#: 4403546 posted 1:26 pm on Jan 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
WordPress 3.3.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 15 issues with WordPress 3.3, as well as a fix for a cross-site scripting vulnerability that affected version 3.3. Thanks to Joshua H., Hoang T., Stefan Zimmerman, Chris K. and the Go Daddy security team for responsibly disclosing the bug to our security team.
Msg#: 4403546 posted 11:27 pm on Jan 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
At least with the way WP is currently designed, a forced update might break many sites who are using plugins and theme frameworks that will also need updates. In addition, it's not uncommon to find major updates that are incompatible with hosting limitations, e.g., a PHP or MySQL version. In theory, though, that would be a great benefit.