Upgrade WordPress

Thanks to me old mate Hari for this one. If you have recently upgraded your WordPress blog to version 2.1.1 (like me) you need to upgrade immediately to 2.1.2. Read the WordPress announcement here (or check your dashboard).

Long story short: If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, your files may include a security exploit that was added by a cracker, and you should upgrade all of your files to 2.1.2 immediately.

It seems that someone gained access to the files and put some malicious code in areas of version 2.1.1. This happened in the last 3 or 4 days but, frankly, I’d upgrade even if you did so more than 3-4 days ago.

Once you’ve done the upgrade, reactivate your blog. The quick instructions are here and the longer instructions are here. And you can download the latest version from here.

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It seems that everyone should upgrade to 2.1.2 as this latest update fixes an unrelated security hole as well – read it here and here on Lorelle’s blog/comments and also read the Diggd Article.

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Posted on 3 March, 2007, in Blogging/WordPress, Computer Stuff, News, Site News. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. What is more disturbing is the sequence of events which led to the cracker gaining access to the WordPress.org server. 😕

    By the way, looks like you’ve made the smilies default?

  2. Yeah – the cracker gained some sort of user access, so it could be down to a simple weak password.

    The smilies have defaulted, I thin I need to go through and update my plugins. I also have an idea for taking my favourite smilies from the default and from another smiley theme and creating my own one.

  3. I personally like the default smilies. They’re clearer and hence more expressive. 😈

  4. Yeah, but you’re weird 😆

  5. and these defaults are also the same icons used by phpBB as well (if you remember from our old forum at LiteraryForums.org)

  6. That’s going back a while ….

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