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  • Resolved ernohannink


    Found this article:
    David Kierznowski of Operation n has discovered a serious flaw in the Akismet anti-spam plugin that comes by default with the latest version of WordPress (2.1.3).

    It has not been confirmed as yet, but I believe this will affect all versions of the plugin. The vendor has been notified, and more information regarding the vulnerability will be released when a suitable fix has been released.

    I know its painful, but its recommended that you disable the Akismet plugin immediately.

    The vendor was notified: 14/05/07
    Response received: 14/05/07
    Fix received: 14/05/07

    The Akismet v2.0.2 Download upgrade has been made to address these issues and may be downloaded here.

    But I have a bad feeling about this.
    Is this really true? Or am I then making my system vulnerable by disabling the Akismet plugin? And downloading the mentioned version.

    Because I can not find any message on the Akismet blog/site about it, or on the WordPress blog. Can someone please clarify.
    Thank you.

    No links included in here, but the original article is here

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