WordPress security alert: version 5.2.3 has been released, along with security updates for earlier branches.
WordPress 5.2.3 fixes a number of security vulnerabilities, so if your website has not automatically upgraded to a secure version, please upgrade your WordPress installation as soon as possible.
These issues include several cross-scripting vulnerabilities as well as an open redirect issue. You can read more about the issues in the WordPress announcement.
In most situations, your WordPress website will have updated to a secure version of your branch (5.2.3, 5.1.2, 5.0.6, etc) automatically. If this isn’t the case or you aren’t sure, check in with your trusted web developer to ensure your website remains secure.
Keep your WordPress website safe by keeping it updated. The best thing you can do for your WordPress website is to keep your WordPress software, plugin, and themes up to date.
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