WordPress 3.0.3 – Another Security Updates

Barely 8 days after announcing a security updates – wordpress 3.0.2, another security update has been announced. The latest update announcement which came a few hours ago has to do with wordpress blogs that have remote publishing enabled. 

From the wordpress official site:

WordPress 3.0.3 is available and is a security update for all previous WordPress versions.

This release fixes issues in the remote publishing interface, which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish, or delete posts.

These issues only affect sites that have remote publishing enabled.

Remote publishing is disabled by default, but you may have enabled it to use a remote publishing client such as one of the WordPress mobile apps.

I must say any time I hear of a security update I always has the feelings, when will wordpress overcome these security issues?

Seriously!

Frankly, I love wordpress with a passion but with constant security issues like this, one sometimes have fears. It appears that as an open source project with hundreds of people working on it daily, these issues will continue to come up.  You may want to take a look this site with a detail of some of the security issues with wordpress.

Any way we must give kuddles to the wordpress team for their untiring efforts in seeing that every security issue is dealt with on time. It’s a wise thing therefore to update whenever the need arises.

If you’ve not updated it’s time to do so. Never wait any minute, at least updating is as simple as a few mouse clicks! I’ve already taken the time to update all my blogs especially my article directory which has different authors and contributors.

Have you updated or you’re still waiting? Let’s hear what you think of these security issues.

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20 Comments on “WordPress 3.0.3 – Another Security Updates”

    1. Yea, if you don’t have remote publishing enabled you don’t really need these updates. But matter of fact, it’s always a good thing to always update whenever there’s a new update. At least for security reasons!

  1. The website you mentioned in your post is not English.
    You made a very important point but issue that have to do security, it is usually detected when it is being used and with way wordpress is made the public is usually their feedback, but wordpress is awesome!!!

    1. Yeah, I’m really proud of wordpress I’m only concerned with the malicious users who will want to take advantage of some of the security issues. About the site mentioned, I must apologize that I did not mention that in the post. However, you could easily translate the site and read the content. It’s really revealing.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. I crashed and burned once after an update…that’s all it takes to become very cautious with updates.

    1. Yeah, that has happened to me a couple of times. It was a horrible experience. However, I think with the automatic update feature in recent wordpress blogs, updating is much more easier.

      1. @Chadrack,

        I’ve never done it manually. I used cpanel until the autolink came into play.

        1. Do you mean fantastico in cpanel. I’ve tried that before the only thing is that fantastico does not update immediately there is a new update.

          But I’m wondering if that was the case how come there was a crash?

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  4. Do you mean fantastico in cpanel. I’ve tried that before the only thing is that fantastico does not update immediately there is a new update.
    But I’m wondering if that was the case how come there was a crash?
    ?No, I was definitely using the WP auto-click when it crashed.
    I asked once why they were so far behind in releasing new versions. They said, first they try as hard as they can to make sure it is stable before release.

    1. Ok, like I said before I’ll definitely be more careful in the future. I’ve always trusted the auto-click update function that I’ve never cared to backup before updating. Thanks so much, Dennis.

  5. Oh my. Well, to quote an over-stated cliche` one more time…no matter what or how you do it, always back-up first!
    Honestly, “I” don’t do it at all, my blog design partner does it or me. LOL

  6. Yes, these updates are essential because WordPress is prime target for hackers due to its popularity as a blogging platform. It is a very important update to apply to your site.

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