Fellow WordPressers! A brand new version of WordPress is here. WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release is now available for the public to test. This update was released earlier today and includes 26 bug fixes and 2 security fixes. The release is for all the previous versions of WordPress. Therefore, we recommend you have this update first tested and then applied to your WordPress site.
The WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance release includes a total of 28 enhancements and including two security fixes.
You can either directly download WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release or venture over to Dashboard > Updates and simply click “Update Now”. Websites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to v5.7.1.
Since this is a security and maintenance release, we suggest you update your site ASAP to avoid fatal errors.
Security Updates in WordPress 5.7.1
- Fixed: An XXE vulnerability within the media library affecting PHP 8.
- Fixed: A data exposure vulnerability within the REST API.
According to the official announcement post, this Security and Maintenance release is a short-cycle release and the next major release is going to be WordPress 5.8.
You can check out the full list of changelog to learn more about the changes in this release.