WordPress 3.0.3 Released

WordPress 3.0.3 was released yesterday, much quicker after the release of 3.0.2. WordPress 3.0.2 was released on 30th November. This update was due to a security error in XML-RPC remote publishing interface which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish or delete posts.

If you or your fellow writers are using Windows Live Writer or any other similar software, it is recommended that you update to this version now.

On December 8, 2010, WordPress 3.0.3 was released to the public. This is a security update for all previous WordPress versions.

For version 3.0.3, the database version (db_version in wp_options) remained at 15477.

Installation/Update Information

To download WordPress 3.0.3, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates screen in your site’s admin area or visit http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/.

For step-by-step instructions on installing and updating WordPress:

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If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following:

Summary

  • Fixes issues in the XML-RPC remote publishing interface which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish or delete posts. (r16803)

List of Files Revised

wp-includes/version.php
xmlrpc.php
readme.html
wp-admin/includes/update-core.php