critical security update to wordpress

This blog comes to you courtesy of those excellent free open source authors who have contributed to wordpress. Unfortunately, in common with all software, wordpress inevitably has some bugs. Worse, some of the those bugs can occasionally be sufficiently bad as to make the software vulnerable to remote exploitation by ne’er do wells and other assorted bad guys.

On 29 December last, Matt Mullenweg posted a notice to the wordpress security blog announcing a very important update which he recommnded be applied as soon as possible because it fixes a “core security bug in [wordpress’] HTML sanitation library, KSES”. Mullenweg rated this [3.04] release as “critical.”

I have just updated my installation. I recommend you do the same.

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