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.

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13 Comments

  1. Reply March 11, 2015 / 23:07 JosephSiteGround Team

    Thanks for your prompt action, SiteGround.

  2. Reply March 12, 2015 / 07:46 EuclidesSiteGround Team

    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!

  3. Reply March 12, 2015 / 10:23 Erik JolingSiteGround Team

    Great service!

  4. Reply March 12, 2015 / 11:38 Greg PerhamSiteGround Team

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

  5. Reply March 12, 2015 / 19:37 Nick HoSiteGround Team

    Well done. I am happy I chose SiteGround Web Hosting 🙂

  6. Reply March 13, 2015 / 16:50 PaulSiteGround Team

    cheers guys!

  7. Reply March 16, 2015 / 05:58 TomSiteGround Team

    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 🙂

  8. Reply March 17, 2015 / 06:40 Leronda SmithSiteGround Team

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

  9. Reply March 18, 2015 / 13:59 Stewart MarshallSiteGround Team

    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 😉

  10. Reply April 1, 2015 / 20:50 UlrosSiteGround Team

    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!

  11. Reply April 8, 2015 / 16:07 PeterSiteGround Team

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

  12. Reply April 8, 2015 / 17:11 Diogo CalçadaSiteGround Team

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

  13. Reply April 8, 2015 / 22:32 StefanoSiteGround Team

    thanks guys! Good to know you cares !

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