Last Updated on November 23, 2021 by BrodNeil
WordPress 5.8.1 Has Been Released to Address Several Security Flaws
WordPress has released version 5.8.1, which is a security and maintenance update. However, to fix three security concerns, it is critical to update WordPress, particularly versions 5.4 to 5.8.
Following a major version update, it’s typical for WordPress, or any software for that matter, to release a bug fix update to address unforeseen issues. And to provide enhancements that didn’t make it into the major release.
Three vulnerabilities have been addressed in WordPress 5.8.1:
- Data exposure risk within the REST API.
- The Gutenberg block editor has a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.
Because all three of the above vulnerabilities are so severe, WordPress advises that all WordPress installations be updated right away.