WordPress last week updated to version 4.5.3, a security release for all versions of the content management system.
The update patches more than two dozen vulnerabilities, including 17 bugs introduced in the last three releases, all published this year. Many of the vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely and allow an attacker to control of a website running on WordPress.
The platform continues to focus on security; already this year WordPress has updated a handful of times with sizable security updates and in April, turned on free encryption for custom domains hosted on WordPress.
Last week’s update patches vulnerabilities affecting versions 4.5.2 and earlier.