Another round of updates was released today because of a Genicons security flaw in WordPress themes and plugins. WordPress was updated to version 4.2.2 to help deal with this issue proactively.
The WordPress 4.2.1 security patch was released today to resolve a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the WP commenting functionality. Now that the first patch has appeared and it's security related, it's time to update if you haven't already.
More WordPress plugin security updates were released today. The list of plugins includes some of the most popular plugins available.
A Gravity Forms security vulnerability has been reported. If you are using Gravity Forms, update immediately to the latest version 1.8.20. The security flaw in older versions allows anyone to upload any type of file to the server.
If you use Filezilla for transporting files via FTP, there seems to be a problem with the latest version, Filezilla 18.104.22.168. If you don't use Filezilla and/or have no idea what it is, feel free to skip this post. Otherwise, read on for my recent experience with the update.