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WordPress three.zero.5 Now On hand (with safety fixes)

WordPress 3.0.5 Now Available (with security fixes) – On the cusp of WordPress 3.1, this security update is being applied to both 3.0.5 and 3.1 RC4. Two of the security fixes prevent author and contributor-level users from accessing unauthorized levels of a site. A third fix prevents author-level users from viewing draft and private posts by other authors. Finally, two “security enhancements” were made: one for plugins that don’t use the WordPress security API and the other to further harden security from a previous release, which I assume to be the fix for 3.0.4.

This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update.

The release addresses a number of issues and provides two additional enhancements:

-Two moderate security issues were fixed that could have allowed a Contributor- or Author-level user to gain further access to the site.

-One information disclosure issue was addressed that could have allowed an Author-level user to view contents of posts they should not be able to see, such as draft or private posts.

-Two security enhancements were added. One improved the security of any plugins which were not properly leveraging our security API. The other offers additional defense in depth against a vulnerability that was fixed in previous release.

Users upgrading to version 3.0.5, please note that you have to go to “Suffusion Theme Options”, then “Upgrades”, then click on “Migrate”. Without this your blog will not behave as you expect.

For people installing this theme anew, please ignore.

You can download it here: http://wordpress.org/download/

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