Now that I’m no longer violently ill its time for some updates!
We have a security update release now available for both the 2.1 and 2.0 branches of WordPress now available for immediate download. This update is highly recommend for all users of both branches.
These releases include fixes for several publicly known minor XSS issues, one major XML-RPC issue, and a proactive full sweep of the WordPress codebase to protect against future problems. Many thanks to Sumit Siddharth and Alex Concha for their help with reporting issues in this release.
As an update to the systems issue we had last month, we have taken dozens of additional precautions with the servers and systems that run WordPress.org and they appear to be working well, despite hundreds of hack attempts after we publicly disclosed there had been a problem. We are also now aggressively monitoring all downloads for any changes or modifications, and we are confident the same type of problem won’t happen again.
Sounds like its worth taking the few min. that it takes to upgrade just to make sure that you can keep undesirables from mucking up your WordPress Install. As usual the upgrade went smoothly.
Next up we have a minor update to Mint. This release just fixed a few bugs but here is what The Pepermill had to say:
A bug fix release to address a potential drop in the total-to-unique Visits ratio and missing sessions in Crushes.
MintAcceptsCookies now lasts the duration of the session to prevent premature expiration of cookies (the original timeout was a tad unrealistic)
This update went smoothly as well and you might not have to update if you don’t mind Mint reminding you each time you view it. Did anyone have any issues with updating their copies of WordPress or Mint?