Update to All in One SEO Pack to patch security vulnerability

In conjunction with many other plugin developers, we have released an update to All in One SEO Pack today which patches a security vulnerability within our plugin.  This vulnerability affects only users who have activated the File Editor module in All in One SEO Pack.  Our standard guidance is to leave this module deactivated and only activate it as and when you need to make changes to your .htaccess and robots.txt files.

You can read more information regarding this Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and the plugins affected on the Sucuri blog here.

In addition to patching this vulnerability, this release also includes changes the plugin for Taxonomy Term Splitting so that the plugin is compatible with WordPress version 4.2 which is due out very soon.

We strongly urge all users to update to the latest version of All in One SEO Pack (version 2.2.6.2).  Make sure you update ALL other affected plugins.

Our thanks go to Joost de Valk for identifying this vulnerability.

Article written by Steve Mortiboy

Steve has over 25 years of project management and service delivery experience. He started his career in defense communications before moving to the British Ministry of Defence where he worked for the British Army. For the past 15 years, Steve has worked in IT, managing large projects and enterprise clients. Recently he has worked with entrepreneurs and small businesses helping them to meet the needs of their growing client base. A recent immigrant from England, he brings some international flavor to the team.

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