WordPress Security Update
Date: 06 July 2018
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released security update for WordPress.
WordPress has released version 4.9.7 that contains fixes to address a media issue that could potentially allow a user with certain capabilities to attempt to delete files outside of the uploads directory.
Versions affected: WordPress 4.9.6 and earlier
CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.
Note to Readers
In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.
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