WordPress 2.8.3 Security Update

by on 08/03/2009 in Software

Wow that was fast! It seems like 2.8.2 was last night’s dinner. WordPress 2.8.3 addresses privilege escalation issues. These issues were overlooked in previous versions, but thanks to the WordPress community the remaining issues are fixed in 2.8.3. Since this is a security release, upgrading is highly recommended.

Other issues fixed in WordPress 2.8.3

Slow indexing issues in WordPress 2.8 addressed in 2.8.3 – Instead of notifying ping services every time a post is published or edited, pings are now sent once every hour, at the most. Apparently this will be fixed in WordPress 2.8.3.

Files that changed from WordPress 2.8.2 to 2.8.3

34 files modified

wp-includes/default-filters.php
wp-includes/post.php
wp-includes/version.php
wp-includes/comment.php
wp-includes/vars.php
wp-includes/link-template.php
readme.html
wp-admin/options-privacy.php
wp-admin/edit-comments.php
wp-admin/edit-page-form.php
wp-admin/edit-post-rows.php
wp-admin/edit-attachment-rows.php
wp-admin/options-general.php
wp-admin/options-media.php
wp-admin/edit-link-form.php
wp-admin/options-misc.php
wp-admin/edit-form-comment.php
wp-admin/edit-form-advanced.php
wp-admin/edit-link-category-form.php
wp-admin/edit-tag-form.php
wp-admin/options-discussion.php
wp-admin/plugins.php
wp-admin/link-add.php
wp-admin/edit.php
wp-admin/edit-category-form.php
wp-admin/options-reading.php
wp-admin/css/plugin-install.css
wp-admin/import.php
wp-admin/options-permalink.php
wp-admin/options-writing.php
wp-admin/export.php
wp-admin/edit-pages.php
wp-admin/admin-footer.php
wp-admin/themes.php

You can either choose to do an automatic upgrade from your wp-admin console under tools or download WordPress 2.8.3 and follow the installtion instructions here.

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  2. George Serradinho

    Aug 5th, 2009

    I upgraded with no problems, but I heard a few people having problems. I still don’t know why it works fine for some and not others? I’m confused about that. I think it might have to do with directory permissions or something to that affect.

    • Frank J

      Aug 5th, 2009

      George,

      It has been an issue the last few releases. Thus issue can be a number of things like what release they updated from and did they do an auto or manual upgrade.

  3. Blogspot to Wordpress

    Aug 5th, 2009

    The release of WordPress 2.8.3 was unexpected but looking at the no of bugs and error wordpress 2.8.1 and 2.8.2 had, It was much expected update. Though I updated WordPress to 2.8.3 and I can still see few Errors in my dashboard
    When Even I try to publish article from edit page option, it gives error.. Still waiting for wordpress forum to come up with the best solution..