I just got an email from Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress. The core development team found a major flaw in the code of release build 3.0.3.

First off, happy holidays. 🙂 I hope this time of the year, chilly for many of you, has given you time to enjoy family, friends, and loved ones and reflect on the year before and the year to come.

My last message to you this year is an important but unfortunate one: we’ve fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress’ core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible.

I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.

You can update in your dashboard, on the “updates” tab, or download the latest WordPress here:


The official release announcement is here:


Merry WordPressing in 2011,

If you’re on a maintenance contract with Goldstein Media you’re already updated. If not please update your sites or give us a call to arrange a time for us to upgrade your sites for a fee.

Happy New Year Everyone!


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Seth Goldstein is the Principal Creative Director at Goldstein Media LLC. He has been in the Web design and Internet marketing business for more than 10 years. A self-proclaimed technologist, Seth is addicted to all types of technology. He loves to help businesses of all sizes figure out the best way to use the Internet to grow their business.