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WordPress patches XSS, privilege escalation vulnerabilities


Securityweek - (International) The developers of WordPress released version 4.3.1 content management system (CMS) addressing 3 vulnerabilities and 26 bugs, including a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw related to the processing of shortcode tags in which an attacker could inject malicious JavaScript code into objects rendered on WordPress pages, a flaw that allows users to publish private "sticky" posts that can be combined with the XSS vulnerability, and a separate XSS vulnerability.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:25:15