WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release

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WordPress have released a new version of their PHP blogging framwork, Spetember 11, 2013, which contains important

maintenance and security updates. Host Byte recommends that whether you’re hosting with us or not, take the time to update your version of wordpress and avoid the dangers of hacking. Read on for more information about the release

Specifically the new release these security concers:

Block unsafe PHP unserialization that could occure in limited situations and setups, which can lead to remote code execution.
Prevent a user with an Author role, using a specially crafted request, from being able to create a post ‘written by’ another user.
Fix insufficient input validation that could result in redirectin or leading a user to another website.
Adjusted security restrication around file upload to mitigate the potential for cross-site scripting.

For more information on the changes, see the release note or consult the list of changes.

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