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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release
14 May 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-36326 CVE-2018-19296
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WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release
Posted May 13, 2021 by Peter Wilson . Filed under Releases , Security .
WordPress 5.7.2 is now available.
This security release features one security fix. Because this is a security
release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions
since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated.
WordPress 5.7.2 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will
be version 5.8.
You can update to WordPress 5.7.2 by downloading from WordPress.org, or visit
your Dashboard -> Updates and click Update Now.
If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they've already
started the update process.
One security issue affecting WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.7. If you
haven't yet updated to 5.7, all WordPress versions since 3.7 have also been
updated to fix the following security issue:
o Object injection in PHPMailer, CVE-2020-36326 and CVE-2018-19296 .
Thank you to the members of the WordPress security team for implementing these
fixes in WordPress.
For more information refer to the version 5.7.2 HelpHub documentation page.
Thanks and props!
The 5.7.2 release was led by @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb .
Thank you to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.7.2 happen: @audrasjb ,
@ayeshrajans , @desrosj , @dd32 , @peterwilsoncc , @SergeyBiryukov , and
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