December 7, 2016

WordPress 3.1.1 Released – Includes Security Patches

The WordPress project has released WordPress 3.1.1, the open source blogging system. Version 3.1.1. is a maintenance and security update. The release announcement says that the update fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including:

  • Performance improvements
  • Fixes for IIS6 support
  • Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks
  • Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues

With regards to security, V3.1.1 addresses three security issues:

  • Better Cross-site request forgery (CSRF – pronounced sea-surf) prevention in the media uploader
  • Workaround a PHP crash in certain environments when handling esoteric links in comments
  • Fix for a cross-site scripting (XSS) issue

The WordPress team suggest you update to 3.1.1 promptly. You can download 3.1.1 or update automatically from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.

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