WordPress 2.8.5 – Security Hardening Release is Out

October 22nd, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in Internet by bharath

Popular Blogging Platform WordPress has released the update to the earlier version as WordPress 2.8.5 terming it as the “Security Hardening Release” with the following changes:

    • 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.

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The Issues:

Many bloggers today have reported some minor issues while upgrading to version 2.8.5

An error message

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2354671 bytes) in …”

was prominent among the issues raised by the bloggers.

The fix to this issues is pretty much simple:

First disable all your plugins while upgrading and revert to the default theme of WordPress.

Now perform the auto-install upgrade to WP version 2.8.5.You’d have a very smooth upgrade.Now try to enable all your desired plugins.Now you may find that some plugins are still causing the above said error message.

Here’s the fix for it:

Open your FTP client, and open wp-config.php file in your WordPress installed directory.Add the following line:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

This would increase the amount of memory that is being consumed by the PHP script.

    • 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.
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One Response to “WordPress 2.8.5 – Security Hardening Release is Out”

  1. Maskil Says:

    Thanks.  This is the first blog to make mention of issues when upgrading to WordPress 2.8.5, as well as outlining a possible solution.

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