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If you have allowed open registration for your blog readers, you might want to consider upgrading to the latest version of WordPress – 2.6.2. This new release of WordPress fixes some vulnerabilities and exploits which can be used by attackers.

Here is what WordPress blog says about this exploit :-

With open registration enabled, it is possible in WordPress versions 2.6.1 and earlier to craft a username such that it will allow resetting another user’s password to a randomly generated password. The randomly generated password is not disclosed to the attacker, so this problem by itself is annoying but not a security exploit. However, this attack coupled with a weakness in the random number seeding in mt_rand() could be used to predict the randomly generated password.

Some other bug fixes include:-

  • Images that were always inserted into a post at full size
  • RSS widget linking if there isn’t a link
  • Inability to control where a user redirects to when they log in
  • Include mysql version in version check query string

For more information, check out the release post.

If you are already using WordPress 2.6.1, you can save time by just downloading a zip archive of 12 files that you have to replace in order to upgrade to 2.6.2. Go here and scroll right down to the bottom of the page and click on “Zip Archives”.

Download WordPress 2.6.2
Upgrade Instructions

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  2. chrisitan louboutin left a comment on July 5, 2011 at 8:50 am |

    certainly like your website but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I’ll surely come back again.

  3. walterper left a comment on November 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    WordPress – 2.6.2?
    WordPress – 2.7

  4. bloghe@ya.ru left a comment on November 1, 2008 at 8:18 am |

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  5. TechHairBall left a comment on September 24, 2008 at 10:00 pm |

    Nice theme

  6. AbeOnTech left a comment on September 22, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    I downloaded the latest version from wordpress.org, but the readme has 2.6.1 as the version number and it won’t let me upgrade -_-

  7. Suzan left a comment on September 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    Yeah well, I noticed that and I was like “Oh no! Not again!”
    Really, this is a pain in the butt for a wordpress newb like me to stay up with frequent updates. Oh well .. sigh.

  8. mushroom left a comment on September 16, 2008 at 3:01 am |

    I thick so

  9. KrAzy Che3To left a comment on September 15, 2008 at 7:26 am |

    Something in my wordpress seems to always break with another upgrade.. so I’m not updating this to this one quite yet on my main site.

  10. Knox left a comment on September 12, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    hey there thanks for the update! anyway i’ve upgraded to wordpress 2.6.2 and this is a necessary upgrade if you allow open registrations. for those who don’t i guess you just wait for the upcoming versions. 🙂

  11. nadasumbang left a comment on September 11, 2008 at 1:14 am |

    thank jai, i always stay tune your blog…hik…hik..hik

  12. Arnold – Mr.Gadget left a comment on September 10, 2008 at 4:53 am |

    Thanks for the headsup on WP 2.6.2! Now to upgrade my gadget blog! 🙂

  13. rock left a comment on September 9, 2008 at 6:07 pm |

    Thanks man for the info.There’s always another angle to things like this.The question is should I upgrade? Jai here is just pointing out why you should consider doing it.

  14. Kartik left a comment on September 9, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    Thanks a lot for the information, but every wordpress user will know about this because it pops up on their admin section !

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