WP Core Team Responds Quickly to Critical Bug in 6.4
After WordPress 6.4 dropped on Tuesday, reports started coming in about issues relating to cURL which caused problems with the Stripe API, WP-Admin glitches, problems with the Oxygen page builder, and other performance issues.
The bug affected sites on hosts running out-of-date versions of cURL on their servers.
Pressable posted on X: “For those wondering if their Pressable sites are impacted by the recent cURL bug in WordPress 6.4: You’re safe. We don’t run ancient, security compromised versions of cURL from 2013.”
And further: “If this happened to you, do an immediate audit of your hosting. Seriously. This is a symptom of a major issue.”
The quick response from the WordPress team showcases the readiness of the contributors to address such crisis situations.
It also raises questions about testing protocols to avoid similar issues in the future.
When is the last time you talked to your hosting partner about their update policies for software like cURL?