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Version 3.8.19

On March 6, 2017, WordPress 3.8.19 was released to the public.

See also: other WordPress Versions.

Installation/Update Information

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Summary

From the WordPress 4.7.3 release post: WordPress versions 4.7.2 and earlier are affected by six security issues:

  1. Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file metadata. Reported by Chris Andrè Dale, Yorick Koster, and Simon P. Briggs.
  2. Control characters can trick redirect URL validation. Reported by Daniel Chatfield.
  3. Unintended files can be deleted by administrators using the plugin deletion functionality. Reported by xuliang.
  4. Cross-site scripting (XSS) via video URL in YouTube embeds. Reported by Marc Montpas.
  5. Cross-site scripting (XSS) via taxonomy term names. Reported by Delta.
  6. Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in Press This leading to excessive use of server resources. Reported by Sipke Mellema.

List of Files Revised

wp-includes/version.php
wp-includes/pluggable.php
readme.html
wp-admin/about.php
wp-admin/includes/media.php
wp-admin/plugins.php