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The Australian Cyber Security Centre advises users and administrators of WordPress version 5.1 to update their applications to WordPress 5.1.1. The update addresses a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected website. WordPress 5.1 and prior versions are affected.


Staying safe

Security updates fix vulnerabilities or weaknesses in computer systems that attackers may try to use to gain unauthorised access or to perform other malicious activity.

The ACSC recommends users apply the necessary updates to ensure they are protected.

Learn more about software updates. If you require specific advice, you should contact your local technical support provider.

To report a cyber-security incident or cybercrime, go to ReportCyber and report it.