WordPress 4.7.2, a security release for WP 4.7 “Vaughan”, has been made available for download and update. The highly recommended release cover the following security patches, as reported per the release post.

  1. The user interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press This is shown to users who do not have permissions to use it.
  2. WP_Query is vulnerable to a SQL injection (SQLi) when passing unsafe data. WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability.
  3. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the posts list table.

The update can be downloaded from WordPress.org or your preferred update method/plugin.