Well, that took longer than expected.

packages 5.5.3 was uploaded yesterday fixing several security issues. I have also sent version 5.0.11 for review to update Debian Buster.

Guess what? Another security release of This release was 5.5.2 but something broke and they now have 5.5.3

LTS already got their updates in, I'll be working on the update for sir tonight.

wordpress.org/news/2020/10/wor

I got a bug report for the version of where the logout redirect failed because it was neither a relative URL or one with a host.

Upstream of the same version worked fine so it was one of my patches. I found the relevant patch and it was a duplicate.This is where I bring a fix in early but we had now caught up to the version with the fix.

Odd thing was the patch took. So the URL manipulation was done twice.

packages for 5.4.2 jut got uploaded. They will be available from your local mirror soon.

They would have been there a day earlier except I forgot to actually sign and upload them!

5.4.2 is a security release and fixes about 6 security vulnerabilities plus an annoying problem where spammers can use the brief time between sending a spammy comment and it getting deleted.

Looking through my spam folder I have found something curious.

Spammers are using some sort of automated script to walk through part of the website and despite getting a 403 in the comments link the comment makes it through (although it ends up in the spam folder).

I'm not sure how to debug this further but wish I knew what they're sending to do that.

Guess what? have release a new version and its a security fix. There are 6 security bugs fixed, they even have CVE IDs! Much excitement.

Pretty much every version of wordpress is vulnerable except for CVE-2020-11030 because the block editor is new from about WordPress 5.0 or so.

I'll be cooking up the packages this weekend.

packages for 5.4 are now uploaded. Yes, only 2 numbers so it is *not* a security fix, yay!

I can't really see much that is different. They have done some enhancements in the editor and there is a new 2020 theme but other than that, its the same WordPress you know and love (or hate, or both, whatever).

I've just uploaded the backported packages for for Buster. This fixes all security bugs fixed in WordPress 5.2.3 5.2.4 and 5.3.1 ready for buster.

package for 5.3.2 has just been uploaded. This fixes some important problems introduced in 5.3.1 That version fixed a few security-related bugs, mainly XSS (again).

The update should be available for Debian sid in the next few hours.

Found a curious bug in the package last night. There is a reasonably old security patch for CVE-2017-14990 where the activation key is stored in plaintext for multisite users (normal users it's hashed).

Anyway it's a broken patch because it doesn't decide the user id. Easy to fix but I never used it before.

5.2.4 is now available! This security release fixes 6 security issues.

WordPress versions 5.2.3 and earlier are affected by these bugs, which are fixed in version 5.2.4. Updated versions of WordPress 5.1 and earlier are also available for any users who have not yet updated to 5.2

wordpress.org/news/2019/10/wor

I have now use the system package for libjs-underscore rather than the one shipped with . For once, the Debian version is newer but linking it didn't seem to give any errors on a browser console. It also meant I had to update my profile for wordpress.

WordPress version 5.2.3 is now out which is a security release. It fixes a bunch of XSS problems and some sanitization problems. Debian packages soon.

wordpress.org/news/2019/09/wor

5.2.2 packages now uploaded to the FTP servers.

Not really sure what they changed between 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 just some tweaks by the look of things.

Also 5.3 should be out soon.

wordpress.org/news/2019/06/wor

5.2.1 packages just got built and I'm uploading them in a few minutes.

Doesn't seem to be any major security updates despite the third digit. The WordPress website is saying 5.2.2 will be out soon too; now *that* one sounds like a security thing.

users, do you use the plugin called Social Warfare? It has a bug where anyone can update a string setting adding an eval()

So someone has decided to redirect sites with this plugin to a porn site. 😲

Best to delete this plugin

wordfence.com/blog/2019/03/unp

5.1.1 is now available! This and maintenance release introduces 10 fixes and enhancements, including changes designed to help hosts prepare users for the minimum PHP version bump coming in 5.2.

This release also includes a pair of security fixes that handle how comments are filtered and then stored in the database. With a maliciously crafted comment, a WordPress post was vulnerable to cross-site scripting.

If you are running stable on the security update has made it to the repositories. The deb9u5 version is the backport of the 5.0.1 fixes.

That should mean you're ok for most current WordPress security bugs except for CVE-2019-8943 which is a path traversal bug. I think it's fixed for WordPress proper but many modules are still vulnerable.

The backports for the security fixes (based on the bugs in wordpress 5.0.1) are going to be a bit different from now.

Instead of trying to pry apart all the changesets, there is now just a consolidated changeset between 4.7.11 and 4.7.12

4.7.12 is the 4.7 branch of fixes backported from 5.0.1. Just using the entire changeset makes it easier and helps with things like database updates.

Been also working on the 5.0.3 packages for Yes amazingly this is not a security fix but fix a lot of problems they found when they released the editor out into the wild.

Still need to work on the security fixes for stable distribution. 😭

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