WordPress Versions

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.
  • The Lodash JavaScript Library has multiple critical to high severity vulnerabilities.

Because all three of the above vulnerabilities are so severe, WordPress advises that all WordPress installations be updated right away.

Read more: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/wordpress-multiple-vulnerabilities/419167/

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