Latest WordPress security release fixes XSS, SQL injection bugs

Quartet of software flaws addressed ahead of next major release of popular CMS

The developers of WordPress have pushed out a security-focused update that addresses four significant security flaws in the content management software.

More specifically WordPress 5.8.3 patches cross site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection vulnerabilities that affect WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.8.

First up, there’s a fix for a stored XSS through post slugs vulnerability that was discovered by Karim El Ouerghemmi and Simon Scannell of SonarSource.

El Ouerghemmi told


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