Protected Against a Vulnerability in WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin

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A security vulnerability in the famous WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast was just reported by the WP Scan Vulnerability Database website. Our security specialists have immediately reacted to protect all SiteGround customers and have crafted and added new security rules to our WAF (web application firewall). This means that we will actively filter any possible incoming hacking attempts that try to exploit the vulnerability.

Although Yoast SEO users are protected on our servers we still highly recommend to anyone using the plugin to update it to the latest version 1.7.4. This latest release is not vulnerable to the reported Blind SQL Injection.

Hristo Pandjarov

WordPress Initiatives Manager

Enthusiastic about all Open Source applications you can think of, but mostly about WordPress. Add a pinch of love for web design, new technologies, search engine optimisation and you are pretty much there!

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Comments ( 14 )

Joseph

Mar 12, 2015

Thanks for your prompt action, SiteGround.

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Euclides

Mar 12, 2015

Thank you Hristo Pandjarov for the update, I have updated my plugins yesterday and its good to know you are protecting Siteground customers. Good job!

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Erik Joling

Mar 12, 2015

Great service!

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Greg Perham

Mar 12, 2015

Glad to know you have that capability and use it effectively!

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Nick Ho

Mar 13, 2015

Well done. I am happy I chose SiteGround Web Hosting :)

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Paul

Mar 13, 2015

cheers guys!

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Tom

Mar 16, 2015

Great ! My site was down for couple of minutes but thanks to the fast reaction of the SG team the site was back online again in no time :)

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Leronda Smith

Mar 17, 2015

How do u keep all vulnerability secured and insured safely on this site.

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Stewart Marshall

Mar 18, 2015

Great job!! It's really good to know that you're watching out for these problems and fixing them. Many thanks for your excellent services ;-)

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Ulros

Apr 02, 2015

Thank you for the info! I just searched some information about this plugin on the web to write a post about it when I found your article. Actually I did not know about this issue and it is important that people like you keep the community informed! Thumbs up!

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Peter

Apr 08, 2015

Thank you SG! Great reliable service as usual. Kindest.

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Diogo Calçada

Apr 08, 2015

Well done. Me and all of your customers thank you for your amazing service! We're here to stay :)

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Stefano

Apr 09, 2015

thanks guys! Good to know you cares !

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Dorin

Mar 20, 2018

Thank you Hristo for this information, Is better to update all plugins on Wordpress.

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