WordPress 5.8.1 Update Includes 3 Vulnerabilities and 60 Bug Fixes
WordPress 5.8.1 was released on September 9, 2021. This is a security update that fixes vulnerabilities. WordPress 5.8.1 fixes 3 security issues and 60 bugs.
WordPress 5.8.1 Release Date
WordPress 5.8.1 was released on September 9, 2021. It is a security release and should be updated promptly.
Release dates for each version of WordPress are listed here. Please refer to it when you check the release date of other versions.
What’s new in WordPress 5.8.1
Updating to WordPress 5.8.1 fixes 3 security issues and 60 bugs.
- REST API Data Leakage Vulnerability
- XSS Vulnerability in Block Editor
- Security fix for Lodash
Details of the fix can be found in the documentation.
All versions of WordPress 5.4 and later are affected.
A security release has been issued for major versions of WordPress 5.4 and later, so please update as soon as possible.
The following requirements are recommended to run WordPress 5.8.1.
- PHP 7.4 or higher
- MySQL 5.6 or higher, or MariaDB 10.1 or higher
- Nginx or Apache
How to update
To update to WordPress 5.8.1, click the Update Now button on the Dashboard Update page.
If automatic updates are enabled, updates will start in the background.
How to Download
You can get WordPress 5.8.1 from the download page.
Please refer to the following article on how to download WordPress.
How do I downgrade?
If you update to WordPress 5.8.1 and find problems, you can downgrade by installing WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version.
Other versions of WordPress 5.8
Here are the updates for other versions of WordPress 5.8.