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Why is WordPress 2.8.2 a Critical Update?

20 Jul 09   Filed in Tips and Tricks, Website exploits with 4 Comments

WordPress has just released a security update.

WordPress 2.8.2 fixes an XSS vulnerability. Comment author URLs were not fully sanitized when displayed in the admin. This could be exploited to redirect you away from the admin to another site

Unfortunately, the official blog didn’t mention that this upgrade is actually critical and why you should update ASAP. Let me explain this.
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