WordPress has rolled out security and maintenance update WordPress 5.8.1 to fix three security vulnerabilities that were affecting WordPress versions 5.4 to 5.8.
WordPress 5.8.1 Release Candidate Brings Multiple Security Fixes
In total, WordPress 5.8.1 release candidate brings in 41 bug fixes on the Core along with 20 bug fixes for the block editor.
The WordPress staff, Evan Mullins thanked people for reporting the bugs and security vulnerabilities during the WordPress 5.8 beta testing period as the reports help the security team to fix the security vulnerabilities.
Brief Explanation of Security Issues
The REST API or an application programming interface utilizes HTTP requests to access and use data. In WordPress, REST API allows themes and plugins to communicate with WordPress core.
XSS or Cross-Site-Scripting is one type of injection attack wherein the attackers inject the malicious scripts to jeopardize the website interactions.
Currently, the safest version of Lodash is 4.17.21.
- WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release
- CVE Lodash Vulnerability Description CVE-2021-23337
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