WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
WordPress versions 4.4 and earlier are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow a site to be compromised. This was reported by Crtc4L.
There were also several non-security bug fixes:
- Emoji support has been updated to include all of the latest emoji characters, including the new diverse emoji!
- Some sites with older versions of OpenSSL installed were unable to communicate with other services provided through some plugins.
- If a post URL was ever re-used, the site could redirect to the wrong post.
Download WordPress 4.4.1 or venture over to Dashboard ? Updates and simply click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.4.1.
Monday, January 18, 2016