Tag Archives: WordPress

WordPress plugin Responsive Menu: Serious security vulnerability patched

[German]Administrators of a WordPress installation who use the Responsive Menu plugin should update it urgently (if not done automatically). The developers have fixed several serious vulnerabilities that allow WordPress installation takeover. Advertising

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WordPress Version 5.6.1 released

On February 3, 2021, the developers have released WordPress version 5.6.1. It is a maintenance update that is supposed to fix 20 bugs (7 of them in the blog editor) of version 5.6. The release notes can be read here. … Continue reading

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WordPress plugin WP Statistics forces Server to its knees

[German]A brief hint for WordPress administrators who use the WP Statistics plugin. The new versions 13.x will probably bring your web server to its limits – the server will be down. It has shutdown my blogs from Sunday afternoon to … Continue reading

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WordPress 5.5.2, and 5.5.3 as bux fix released

The developers have released WordPress 5.5.2 as a security and maintenance update on October 29, 2020. In this version 14 bugs are fixed, which are described in the release notes. The update fixes a critical vulnerability that allows a remote … Continue reading

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WordPress Plugin wpDiscuz with critical vulnerability

[German]There is a critical vulnerability in WordPress plugin wpDiscuz in versions 7.0.0 to 7.0.4, as WordFence reports here. The vulnerability in the plugin, which provides a comment function, allows to take over a WordPress installation. This is fixed in version … Continue reading

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WordFence has issues with WordPress 5.4.2

[German]The update of WordPress to version 5.4.2 may cause problems for some users who use the security plugin WordFence. The plugin cannot be activated or the page remains empty. Advertising

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WordPress 5.4.2

On 10 June 2020, the developers released WordPress 5.4.2. It is a maintenance update which fixes security issues and 23 bugs and contains improvements. Details are available in the release notes. I just had the German IT-Blog updated without any … Continue reading

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WordPress 5.4.1 released

[German]The WordPress developers have released a maintenance update to version 5.4.1 on April 29-30, 2020. This fixes 11 bugs, which are described in the release notes. This also includes six fixed vulnerabilities. I had a manual update of my blog … Continue reading

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WordPress: Vulnerabilities in OneTone Theme and in Plugin

[German]Currently, an outdated theme (OneTone) and the plugin Real-Time Find and Replace massively endanger the security of WordPress installations. Anyone using these elements must take urgent action – the vulnerabilities are actively exploited. Advertising

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WordPress: Vulnerabilities in Responsive Ready Sites Importer

[German]Security researchers have found several critical vulnerabilities in the WordPress Plugin Responsive Ready Sites Importer. The vulnerabilities allow hijacking of a WordPress instance. Advertising

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