Update to WordPress 4.7.2 – Now

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If you have not updated your WordPress installations to WordPress 4.7.2, you need to do so now.

Three security vulnerabilities were highlighted in the release notes last week, see WordPress 4.7.2 security release however another critical security fix was disclosed yesterday, see disclosure of additional security fix in WordPress 4.7.2.

In this security disclosure, an Unauthenticated Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in a REST API Endpointvulnerability was disclosed to exist in WordPress 4.7 and 4.7.1. This vulnerability allows attackers to bypass standard WordPress security measures in order to change content. Because of the significance of this vulnerability, we strongly recommend you update your WordPress websites to WordPress 4.7.2 as quickly as possible.

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