Update Now! WordPress 5.7.2 Patches a Critical Vulnerability
A WordPress vulnerability rated as critical has been patched. The patch is applied to WordPress version 5.7.2. Sites opted into automatic download should be receiving this update without any additional action by website owners. O’Brien Media customers with support agreements are being updated and tested and you will receive a confirmation email once this has taken place.
Website owners are encouraged to check what WordPress version they are using to make sure they are updated to version 5.7.2.
WordPress Vulnerability Rated as Critical
The vulnerability is rated at near the highest rating level of danger. On a scale of 1 to 10 using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), this vulnerability is rated at 9.8.
The Patchstack security website published the official United States government vulnerability rating.
Update WordPress Immediately
Website owners who use WordPress should consider checking if their WordPress installations are the latest. The most current version of WordPress is version 5.7.2.
Because the vulnerability rating is critical it may mean that the consequences of not updating WordPress to version 5.7.2 may leave a site vulnerable to a hacking event.