Upgrade WordPress Blog Engine to version 2.8.5

Before upgrading to WordPress 2.9, WordPress team came out version 2.8.5 a hardening release. Upgrade to WordPress 2.8.5 was a smooth process. No issue so far on 3 of my blogs.

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Major fixes on WordPress 2.8.5

  • A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen.
  • Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated.
  • Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins.
  • Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plugins.

What are you waiting for? Just use the automatic update to upgrade to WordPress 2.8.5. 🙂

  • Saw this update Yesterday and the first thing which I did
    was Backup my Db and updated the wordpress. Though wordpress are releasing very quick update.. 😐

    • Me too. Updated it directly. Just did a full backup of whole web hosting 2 days before WordPress 2.8.5 released. 😉

  • I do not why but automatic update did not work with my blog. 🙁

  • already do that. Some of my blog at 2.8.4 and some at 2.8.5.