It’s been a bad few weeks to be a WordPress administrator, with a number of security updates to the core content management system and a handful of widely used third-party plugins.

Get those patches before someone comes along and defaces your website, steals information from the database, or modifies the site to distribute malware.The latest update, version 4.7.3, is a combination maintenance release and security update that addresses six security vulnerabilities and 39 maintenance issues.

Three of the six security vulnerabilities can lead to cross-site scripting attacks.[ Expand your security career horizons with these essential certifications for smart security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
“This is a security release for all previous versions, and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately,” WordPress said in its release notification.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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