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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

             WordPress 5.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release
                             11 November 2021


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           WordPress
Publisher:         WordPress
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 

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WordPress 5.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release

Posted November 10, 2021 by Jonathan Desrosiers . Filed under Releases ,
Security .

WordPress 5.8.2 is now available!

This security and maintenance release features 2 bug fixes in addition to 1
security fix. Because this is a security release , it is recommended that you
update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.2 have also been

WordPress 5.8.2 is a small focus security and maintenance release. The next
major release will be version 5.9 .

You can download WordPress 5.8.2 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.

For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac, or check out the
version 5.8.2 HelpHub documentation page .

Thanks and props!

The 5.8.2 release was led by Jonathan Desrosiers and Evan Mullins .

In addition to the release squad members mentioned above, thank you to everyone
who helped make WordPress 5.8.2 happen:

Ari Stathopoulos , Bradley Taylor , davidwebca , Evan Mullins , Greg Ziolkowski
, Jonathan Desrosiers , Juliette Reinders Folmer , Mukesh Panchal , Sergey
Biryukov , shimon246 , and Yui .

Props @ circlecube and @ pbiron for peer review.

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