WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release – Visualmodo Themes Test

All the Visualmodo WordPress Themes was tested and prepared to works perfectly running WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release version.

By Claudio Pires
Updated on July 25, 2022
WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release – Visualmodo Themes Test

All the Visualmodo WordPress Themes were tested and prepared by our developer’s team to works perfectly running WordPress 4.7.2 version. Please make sure you have all the updates for better site usage.

WordPress 4.7.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions, and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

What’s the change in the new WordPress Version?

Versions 4.7.1 and earlier are showing three security issues:

  1. Firstly, the user interfaces for assigning taxonomy terms in Press. As a result, users do not have permission to use it. Reported by David Herrera of Alley Interactive.
  2. Secondly, WP_Query is vulnerable to a SQL injection (SQLi) when passing unsafe data. WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability. Reported by Mo Jangda (batmoo).
  3. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was in the posts list table. So, a report by Ian Dunn of the WordPress Security Team.
  4. Finally, an unauthentic privilege escalation vulnerability was in a REST API endpoint. So, a report by Marc-Alexandre Montpas of Sucuri Security. *

Moreover, WordPress 4 comes with performance and optimization for speed.

Thank you to the reporters of these issues for practicing responsible disclosure.

Download WordPress 4.7.2 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.7.2.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to  WordPress 4.7.2.

How Critical WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release Is?

Well, since it applies to the security of your site…it is VERY important. Don’t wait until your site is at risk or after you’ve lost potential leads or revenue. Take action and call up a web development expert today!

* Update: An additional serious vulnerability was a fix in this release, and public disclosure was a delay. For more information on this vulnerability, additional mitigation steps are taken, and an explanation for why the disclosure was delayed, please read Disclosure of Additional Security Fix in WordPress 4.7.2.

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Claudio Pires

Claudio Pires is the co-founder of Visualmodo, a renowned company in web development and design. With over 15 years of experience, Claudio has honed his skills in content creation, web development support, and senior web designer. A trilingual expert fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, he brings a global perspective to his work. Beyond his professional endeavors, Claudio is an active YouTuber, sharing his insights and expertise with a broader audience. Based in Brazil, Claudio continues to push the boundaries of web design and digital content, making him a pivotal figure in the industry.