Monday, March 05, 2007

Backdoor in Wordpress 2.1.1

Apparently, last week someone gained access to one of the servers at Wordpress and used that access to modify version 2.1.1 of their software, introducing a backdoor exploit. Wordpress has shut down the server, and made available a good version of the software, which is available as version 2.1.2, and they're strongly advising anyone who downloaded the previous version recently to upgrade to the new one.

Here's their statement

This Post was written by Charles from Bi-Coastal Cook


McAuliflower said...

Good thing their last failure of an update taught us to not jump on the new versions...

Charles said...

Well, I don't use Wordpress, but I saw the article on the Register:
and thought it might be of interest to folks here.

McAuliflower said...

Everyone who uses wordpress has news updates on their dashboard. This bit of news came through with the attention grabbing wording of "dangerous" in the heading.

All word press users were notified asap.