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WordPress 3.4.2 Released - some security issues and 20 bugs fixed

Msg#: 4493210 posted 12:16 pm on Sep 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

On September 6, 2012, WordPress 3.4.2 was released to the public. This is a maintenance and security update. [codex.wordpress.org ]

Following bugs were fixed:

. Fixes some issues in the admin area where some older browsers (IE7, in particular) may slow down, lag, or freeze.
. Fixes an issue where a theme may not preview correctly, or its screenshot may not be displayed.
. Fixes the use of multiple trackback URLs in a post.
. Prevents improperly sized images from being uploaded as headers from the customizer.
. Ensures proper error messages can be shown to PHP4 installs. (WordPress requires PHP 5.2.4 or later.)
. Fixes handling of oEmbed providers that only return XML responses.
. Addresses pagination problems with some category permalink structures.
. Adds more fields to be returned from the XML-RPC wp.getPost method.
. Avoids errors when updating automatically from very old versions of WordPress (pre-3.0).
. Fixes problems with the visual editor when working with captions.

Also a few security issues and contains some security hardening were fixed:

Fix unfiltered HTML capabilities in multisite.
. Fix possible privilege escalation in the Atom Publishing Protocol endpoint.
. Allow operations on network plugins only through the network admin.
. Hardening: Simplify error messages when uploads fail.
. Hardening: Validate a parameter passed to wp_get_object_terms().



Msg#: 4493210 posted 7:43 am on Sep 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have already updated my site to WP 3.4.2 for security purposes

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