March 25, 2024 by Paul G. | Security, ShieldNOTES

ShieldNOTES Ep#6: Your Monday Morning Security Notes

It’s been another quiet week, so just a few items this morning that we think you should know about.

#1 – XSS Vulnerability: Post SMTP Mailer Plugin

With 400K+ installs, you’re probably running it somewhere…

How will I know I’m okay?
Upgrade the plugin to v2.8.7+

What’s the risk?
Unauthenticated XSS: 7.1/10 severity.

Editor Comment
If you use ShieldPRO’s automatic upgrader for vulnerable plugins/themes, this will be done automatically for you.

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#2 – XSS Vulnerability: Rank Math SEO Plugin

With 2M+ installs, chances are good you’re running it somewhere…

How will I know I’m okay?
Upgrade the plugin to v1.0.215+

What’s the risk?
Not a major risk, but worth upgrading: 6.5/10 severity.

Editor Comment
If you use ShieldPRO’s automatic upgrader for vulnerable plugins/themes, this will be done automatically for you.

More Info →

#3 – WordPress 6.5 Imminent: Tomorrow

WP 6.5 is due out tomorrow. There’s a lot in this one.

What’s New?
See here for a full breakdown of everything new.

Editor Comment
We particularly like the new Font Library feature.

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#4 – ShieldPRO 19.1 Imminent: Today!

We’re putting the final touches to ShieldPRO 19.1. It’ll be released by the time you read this email, or shortly after.

What’s New?
Instant Alerts feature – get instant email alerts for critical events and discoveries on your site.

Editor Comment
As always you can check out the changelog for details.

More Info →

Thanks for reading, and have a fab week!

Paul Goodchild
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