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WordPress 5.2.4 Update

November 18th, 2019

Late-breaking news on the 5.2.4 short-cycle security release that landed October 14. When we released the news post, I inadvertently missed giving props to Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for finding and disclosing an issue where path traversal can lead to remote code execution.

Simon has done a great deal of work on the WordPress project, and failing to mention his contributions is a huge oversight on our end.

Thank you to all of the reporters forĀ privately disclosing vulnerabilities, which gave us time to fix them before WordPress sites could be attacked.