31 October 2017
WordPress version 4.8.3 is now available.
Upgrading to WordPress 4.8.3
WordPress 4.8.3 can be upgraded to (or installed) using any of Installatron's products. Use Installatron's optional Automatic Update feature to automatically apply WordPress updates as new versions are released, or use Installatron's Clone feature to duplicate an existing WordPress install to test the 4.8.3 upgrade prior to applying it live. Get started managing your WordPress installations with Installatron
What's New in WordPress 4.8.3
WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
WordPress versions 4.8.2 and earlier are affected by an issue where $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we've added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability. Reported by Anthony Ferrara.
This release includes a change in behaviour for the esc_sql() function. Most developers will not be affected by this change, you can read more details in the developer note on the website.