Version 4.8.17

On May 12, 2021, WordPress 4.8.17 was released to the public.

Installation/Update Information Installation/Update Information

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:

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Summary Summary

Security updates Security updates

One security issue affects WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.7. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.7, all WordPress versions since 3.7 have also been updated to fix the following security issues:

This version of WordPress was led by @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb.

Props to @audrasjb, @ayeshrajans, @desrosj, @peterwilsoncc, @SergeyBiryukov and @xknown for their work on the security issue.

For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac.

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List of Files Revised List of Files Revised

wp-admin/about.php
wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php

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Updated packages Updated packages

No package was updated.