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WordPress Version 4.7.1 – Key Features and Updates You Must Know


Talking about WordPress website development, WordPress 4.7 version launched at the end of last year on Dec 6, 2016. Now the platform has brought about an update in the form of WordPress 4.7.1, which is a security release, and we recommend it as must download for everybody, getting your site updated.

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What WordPress 4.7.1 have in store for users?

As of now, there have been over 10 million downloads by users. Earlier WordPress platform versions were affected by different security issues, which have been finally resolved by WordPress 4.7.1 update. Additionally, the release also accompanies 62 other bug fixes that you can check out right here.

Meanwhile, let us glance at the 8 security updates:

  • Remote Code Execution (RCE) in PHPMailer has been updated and resolved with this version release.
  • REST API exposed user data under public post types. With WordPress 4.7.1, only specific post types can be seen with REST API.
  • Update-core.php file now carried cross-site scripting (XSS) via version header or plugin name.
  • Flash file uploading allows Cross-site request forgery.
  • Theme name fallback allows Cross-site scripting (XSS).
  • In the case of default settings not changed, a blog posting is possible through email checks like mail.example.com.
  • Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) is reported in the widget setting accessibility mode.
  • Multisite activation key allows for weak cryptographic security.



September 2017

Harshal Shah

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