Posts Tagged ‘Security’
Just look on the list of security issues which WordPress 3.5.1. release addresses:
– A server-side request forgery vulnerability and remote port scanning using pingbacks. This vulnerability, which could potentially be used to expose information and compromise a site, affects all previous WordPress versions.
– Two instances of cross-site scripting via shortcodes and post content.
– A cross-site scripting vulnerability in the external library Plupload.
Are you still waiting? Go-go-go! Go to your WordPress update center, and press update button. Do not forget to make files and database backup before update, of course.
Detailed information is available at WordPress News page.
Existing WordPress permissions system doesn’t allow to realize such model. Yes, WordPress prohibits author to edit or delete posts and items of other authors, but she still see all that stuff. It’s slightly inconvenient, isn’t it?
“View Own Posts Media Only” WordPress plugin includes a set of useful hacks (don’t panic that’s just a legal code snippets, nothing from the dark territory of hackers, crackers and other malware manufactures) to offer you desired features, I wrote above.
Is your WordPress blog opened for new user registrations? If “YES”, then you are familiar with a lot of users registered every day. But the most of those users do not login, do not make posts. It seems that there are no real users behind such registrations. All these contacts like:
– “yqvcevsjc (email@example.com)”,
– “ymmoncmn7 (firstname.lastname@example.org)”,
– “www.cheap-some-best-and-beautiful-garbage.com (email@example.com)”, etc.
are SPAM registrations obviously. These fake users at WordPress database cost you a time to delete them, create the mess from your lovely users list, so you (and me together with you) have strong desire to Stop SPAM registrations. Do You?
update_corecapability is used to decide, if user can update core WordPress file using built-in WordPress upgrade feature or not. What do you think?
Thoughts are just thoughts, while they are not confirmed by practice and strong experiment. Thus, I decided to check this obviouse guess, satisfy my curiosity and investigate, how and for what purpose WordPress uses update_core capability really. Result of my little investigation will be shown to you below.
User Role Editor WordPress plugin version 3.6.2 is published at May 23rd, 2012. Hindi translation was added. Thanks to Outshine Solutions. Translations for these languages still wait updates: Finnish, Japanese, Belorussian, Brasilian Portuguese, Chinese, German, Hungarian, Polish.
Former and new translators are welcome!
– how to show comments to the user with ‘Author’ role from his posts only;
– how to exclude unneeded views from ‘Comments’ page, left just ‘Approved’ for example.