WordPress 4.4.1 patches 52 security issues

News by Doug Olenick

WordPress issued its latest security release, version 4.4.1, to patch more than 50 problems, including a cross-site scripting vulnerability affecting versions 4.4 and earlier.

A WordPress security release, version 4.4.1, patches more than 50 problems, including a cross-site scripting vulnerability affecting versions 4.4 and earlier.

The patch fixes a total of 52 bugs, none identified as critical, along with several non-security related updates including emoji support to include the latest characters, a fix to allow sites with older versions of OpenSSL to now communicate with other services and repairing an issue where a re-used blog post URL could be redirected to the wrong post.

The patch is being issued automatically so users with that function enabled on their system should have already received the update, otherwise the company is recommending users immediately go to the update site and download the changes.

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