WordPress team has declared that they will be rolling out general availability of WordPress 5.4.2, which is a release that is rolled out to fix the number of security fixes, along with some improvements. The bugs which were discovered in WordPress version 5.4 are now fixed in version 5.4.2. Some of the bugs which were present in version 5.3 were also fixed in the latest version.
- Credits to Ben Bidner, a staff of WordPress Security crew for discovering an open redirect problem in wp_validate_redirect()
- Credits to Nrimo Ing Pandum for discovering an authorized XSS issue through theme uploads.
- Credits to Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for discovering an issue where set-screen-option could be abused by plugins which will lead to privilege escalation.
- Credits to Carolina Nymark for identifying an issue where comments from password-protected posts and pages could be revealed under specific circumstances.
In WordPress 5.4, the Button component for WordPress admin space design has been improved with various modifications and additions. (Details)
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