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AUSCERT Security Bulletin
A cross-scripting vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress
14 January 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1564
Member content until: Saturday, February 13 2016
Comment: Proof of concept code is publicly available.
A cross-scripting vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress prior
to version 4.4.1.
The vendor has provided the following information:
CVE-2016-1564: "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." 
The vendor recommends updating to the latest version. 
 WordPress 4.4.1 Security and Maintenance Release
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