Heads up to all WordPress users! A new security update – WordPress 3.1.2 was just released a few hours ago. This security release addresses a vulnerability allowing Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts so everyone is strongly advised to update to this latest version especially if user registration is enabled on your WordPress-powered blog or website.
Aside from that, version 3.1.2 also fixes a few other bugs that didn’t make it in the previous version 3.1.1. Thanks to Andrew Nacin and Benjamin Balter for discovering about the security issue and informing the WordPress team about it.
You can download WordPress 3.1.2 and do the upgrade manually or you can choose to do it the easy way via the WordPress admin panel – Dashboard > Updates. Be sure to backup your WordPress database and deactivate all active plugins before performing the upgrade.
Just upgraded JaypeeOnline to WordPress 3.1.2 (manually) a few minutes ago and the upgrade process went smoothly, no issues with the current plugins I’m using.