29 Nov

Closures of Very Popular WordPress Plugins, Week of November 29

While we already are far ahead of other companies in keeping up with vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins (amazingly that isn’t an exaggeration), in looking in to how we could get even better we noticed that in a recent instance were a vulnerability was exploited in a plugin, we probably could have warned our customers about the vulnerability even sooner if we had looked at the plugin when it was first closed on the Plugin Directory instead of when the vulnerability was fixed (though as far as we are aware the exploitation started after we had warned our customers of the fix). So we are now monitoring to see if any of the 1,000 most popular plugins are closed on the Plugin Directory and then seeing if it looks like that was due to a vulnerability.

During the week one of those plugins were closed.

Redis Object Cache

The plugin Redis Object Cache, which has 60,000+ installs, was closed on Tuseday. We had previously reviewed the security of the plugin after it was selected for a review by customers of our service.

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