WordPress 4.7.1 and earlier forms are influenced by various vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an infected site.
WordPress 4.7.2 is currently accessible. This is a security update for every single past version and WordPress strongly urge you to upgrade your website quickly.
WordPress versions 4.7.1 and prior are influenced by three security issues:
- The user interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press This is shown to users who do not have permissions to use it. Reported by David Herrera of Alley Interactive.
WP_Queryis 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).
- A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the posts list table. Reported by Ian Dunn of the WordPress Security Team.