On October 12, 2023, WordPress 6.3.2 was released to the public.
To get this version, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area or visit https://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/.
For step-by-step instructions on installing and updating WordPress:
If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following:
- New To WordPress – Where to Start
- First Steps With WordPress or Upgrading WordPress Extended
- WordPress Lessons
This security and maintenance release features 19 bug fixes on Core, 22 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 8 security fixes.
This is a short-cycle release. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement.
The security team would like to thank the following people for responsibly reporting vulnerabilities, and allowing them to be fixed in this release:
- Marc Montpas of Automattic for finding a potential disclosure of user email addresses.
- Marc Montpas of Automattic for finding an RCE POP Chains vulnerability.
- Rafie Muhammad and Edouard L of Patchstack along with a WordPress commissioned third-party audit for each independently identifying a XSS issue in the post link navigation block.
- Jb Audras of the WordPress Security Team and Rafie Muhammad of Patchstack for each independently discovering an issue where comments on private posts could be leaked to other users.
- James Golovich and WhiteCyberSec for each independently identifying a way for logged in user to execute any shortcode.
- mascara7784 for identifying a XSS vulnerability in the application password screen.
- Jorge Costa of the WordPress Core Team for identifying XSS vulnerability in the footnotes block.
- s5s and raouf_maklouf for independently identifying a cache poisoning DoS vulnerability.