WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”. Major Customizer Improvements, Code Error Checking, and More!

Version 4.9 of WordPress, named “Tipton” in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.9 will smooth your design workflow and keep you safe from coding errors.

Custom Permissions - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2017-083

Project: Custom Permissions
Version: 8.x-1.x-dev
Date: 2017-November-08
Security risk: *Moderately critical* 13∕25
Vulnerability: Access bypass



Custom Permissions is a lightweight module that allows permissions to be
created and managed through an administrative form.

Permissions by Term - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2017-082

Project: Permissions by Term
Version: 8.x-1.x-dev
Date: 2017-November-08
Security risk: *Moderately critical* 14∕25
Vulnerability: Access bypass



The Permissions by Term module extends Drupal by adding functionality for
restricting access to single nodes via taxonomy terms.

Automated Logout - Moderately critical - Cross Site Scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2017-081

Project: Automated Logout
Version: 7.x-4.x-dev
Date: 2017-November-01
Security risk: *Moderately critical* 14∕25
Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting


This module provides a site administrator the ability to log users out after
a specified time of inactivity. It is highly customizable and includes "site
policies" by role to enforce log out.

The module does not sufficiently filter user-supplied text that is stored in
the configuration, resulting in a persistent Cross Site Scripting
vulnerability (XSS).

WordPress 4.8.3 is released

WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.8.2 and earlier are affected by an issue where $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability.

Mosaik - Moderately critical - Cross-site scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2017-080

Project: Mosaik
Version: 7.x-1.x-dev
Date: 2017-October-25
Security risk: *Moderately critical* 13∕25
Vulnerability: Cross-site scripting


The Mosaik module enables you to create pages or complex blocks in Drupal
with the logic of a real mosaic and its pieces.

Brilliant Gallery - Highly critical - Multiple Vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2017-079

Project: Brilliant Gallery
Version: 7.x-1.x-dev
Date: 2017-October-25
Security risk: *Highly critical* 20∕25
Vulnerability: Multiple Vulnerabilities


This module enables you to display any number of galleries based on images
located in the files folder.

Yandex.Metrics - Moderately critical - Cross site scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2017-78

Project: Yandex.Metrics
Version: 7.x-3.x-dev, 7.x-2.x-dev, 7.x-1.x-dev
Date: 2017-October-18
Security risk: *Moderately critical* 13∕25
Vulnerability: Cross site scripting


The Yandex.Metrics module allows you to look for key indicators of your site

The module doesn't sufficiently let users know a setting page should not be
given to untrusted users.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role
with the permission "administer Yandex.Metrics settings."

netFORUM Authentication - Moderately critical - Access Bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2017-077

Project: netFORUM Authentication
Version: 7.x-1.0
Date: 2017-October-11
Security risk: *Moderately critical* 12∕25
Vulnerability: Access Bypass


The netFORUM Authentication module implements external authentication for
users against netFORUM.

The module does not correctly use flood control making it susceptible to
brute force attacks.


Install the latest version:


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