WordPress 3.4.1 was released yesterday and is now available for download. So far WordPress 3.4 has been a very smooth release; 3 million downloads already!
This maintenance release addresses 18 bugs with version 3.4, including:
- Fixes an issue where a theme’s page templates were sometimes not detected.
- Addresses problems with some category permalink structures.
- Adds early support for uploading images on iOS 6 devices.
- Allows for a technique commonly used by plugins to detect a network-wide activation.
- Better compatibility with servers running certain versions of PHP (5.2.4, 5.4) or with uncommon setups (safe mode, open_basedir), which had caused warnings or in some cases prevented emails from being sent.
Version 3.4.1 also fixes a few security issues and contains some security hardening. The vulnerabilities included potential information disclosure as well as an bug that affects multisite installs with untrusted users. These issues were discovered and fixed by the WordPress security team.
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems and is used for Personal Websites, Small businesses, Enterprises, and many Newspapers; including the New York Times.
Due to it’s popularity it also a target for hackers looking for WordPress sites that are outdated, out-of-date Plugins, or weak security measures. Just as it’s important to keep your Mac, or PC current with the latest software the same is true with any database-driven Website.