NextGEN Vulnerability Patched on SiteGround Hosting

Yesterday, our partners from Sucuri have discovered a serious SQL injection vulnerability in one of the most popular WordPress gallery plugins - NextGen Gallery. Our security team started working immediatelly on the issue and created a rule in our web application firewall (WAF) to block any potential attempts to exploit this vulnerability. However, we strongly recommend that all NextGen Gallery users update their plugin to version 2.1.79 which fixes the core of the issue in the plugin code.

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  1. Reply February 28, 2017 / 07:31 Anthony BoydSiteGround Team

    Siteground is always on top of things. good just yall. Lifetime customer here 🙂

    • Reply February 28, 2017 / 07:32 Anthony BoydSiteGround Team

      i meant job lol

      • February 28, 2017 / 07:43 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

        Autocorrect ftw 🙂

  2. Reply February 28, 2017 / 07:31 BenSiteGround Team

    Thanks for the heads up 😀

  3. Reply February 28, 2017 / 12:00 Susana HildebrandSiteGround Team

    Thank goodness because I just installed it on my new blog last night. I love At this time I'm actually signing up a new client to host here 🙂

  4. Reply February 28, 2017 / 19:19 KrisSiteGround Team

    Thank you for protecting our masterpiece websites hosting on Siteground

  5. Reply March 6, 2017 / 09:39 Edward StranksSiteGround Team

    Thank you for being proactive about protecting the sites of your customers. It's just another reason why Siteground is amazing. I've hosted with many other companies in the past, but I plan to be with Siteground for a long time. Insane hosting service and exceptional support - keep it up!

  6. Reply September 27, 2018 / 04:30 Simplebutcreative MediaSiteGround Team

    I'm glad that I don't use this plugin anymore...It's been several years since I've used this one...1

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