Version History of WordPress 2.8.4 (IIS)

  • A vulnerability was discovered: a specially crafted URL could be requested that would allow an attacker to bypass a security check to verify a user requested a password reset. As a result, the first account without a key in the database (usually the admin account) would have its password reset and a new password would be emailed to the account owner. This doesn’t allow remote access, but it is very annoying.
  • They have fixed this problem last night and have been testing the fixes and looking for other problems since then.
  • Version 2.8.4 which fixes all known problems is now available for download and is highly recommended for all users of WordPress.