WordPress 3.0.2 Release Fixes Security Issue

. December 1, 2010 . 0 Comments

WordPress has released version 3.0.2 and is a mandatory security update for all previous WordPress versions.

“This maintenance release fixes a moderate security issue that could allow a malicious Author-level user to gain further access to the site, addresses a handful of bugs, and provides some additional security enhancements.”

Other changes:
Remove pingback/trackback blogroll whitelisting feature as it can easily be abused.
Fix canonical redirection for permalinks containing %category% with nested categories and paging.
Fix occasional irrelevant error messages on plugin activation.
Minor XSS fixes in request_filesystem_credentials() and when deleting a plugin.
Clarify the license in the readme
Multisite: Fix the delete_user meta capability
Multisite: Force current_user_can_for_blog() to run map_meta_cap() even for super admins
Multisite: Fix ms-files.php content type headers when requesting a URL with a query string
Multisite: Fix the usage of the SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL constant for upgraded WordPress MU installs

More info and download: http://wordpress.org/news/2010/11/wordpress-3-0-2/

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