WordPress v2.0.7 released within 10 days of v2.0.6 – new security fixes

WordPress LogoWordPress v2.0.7 was released just a couple of hours back with a bunch of new security fixes. This release comes within 10 days of the last one (v2.0.6) – which addressed some other vulnerabilities. This is a much smaller update requiring you to replace only a couple of files. However, WordPress stresses on the importance of undergoing this upgrade…

we think it’s important enough for your blog to be secure to do it, and hopefully only having to change a few files will make the upgrade easier than normal.

The updated files are:

  • wp-admin/inline-uploading.php
  • wp-admin/post.php
  • wp-includes/classes.php
  • wp-includes/functions.php
  • wp-settings.php
  • wp-includes/version.php

Here are the list of fixes…

  • Security fix for wp_unregister_GLOBALS() to work around the zend_hash_del_key_or_index bug in PHP 4 versions less than 4.4.3 and PHP 5 versions less than 5.1.4 with register_globals set to “On.”
  • Feeds now properly serve 304 Not Modified headers instead of mismatched 200/304 headers (a.k.a. the FeedBurner bug).
  • Backport of another 304 Not Modified fix from WordPress 2.1
  • Deleting WordPress Pages no longer gives an “Are You Sure?” prompt.
  • After deleting a WordPress Page, you are now properly redirected to the Edit Pages screen.
  • Sending an image at original size in Internet Explorer no longer adds an incorrect “height” attribute.

It is highly recommended that you perform this upgrade. Installation instructions can be found here.

Incidentally, WordPress 2.1 – the next major version it scheduled to be released sometime around the month-end.

Previous release coverage: WordPress 2.0.6 released with security fixes

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