If you’ve signed in to WordPress admin today, you already know…

The yellow box is back.

The good folks at WordPress have released another upgrade – version 3.0.5. Like the last few, this one is intended to plug some security holes:

Two moderate security issues were fixed that could have allowed a Contributor- or Author-level user to gain further access to the site.

One information disclosure issue was addressed that could have allowed an Author-level user to view contents of posts they should not be able to see, such as draft or private posts.

Two security enhancements were added. One improved the security of any plugins which were not properly leveraging our security API. The other offers additional defense in depth against a vulnerability that was fixed in previous release.

Keeping WordPress up-to-date is generally a good idea… especially these security updates; they usually aren’t very disruptive for existing sites. I’ll be updating all the sites I host today… if you’d like help with yours, drop me a line.

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