Wordfence Security Alert re Slider Revolution plugin
This from today's email. I'm a satisfied user completely independent from Wordfence

A commercial plugin called  had a vulnerability which was fixed in February. Many themes rely on this plugin and are using old versions of Slider Revolution which has left sites vulnerable to the exploit. Attacks on the old version of Slider Revolution are now being seen in the wild.

The vulnerability lets a hacker download any file from your system including your wp-config.php file which contains database passwords and other sensitive data. 

What to do: If you are using the free or paid version of Wordfence, we have just released Wordfence 5.2.2 which blocks this attack on Slider Revolution, even if you have a vulnerable version installed. So you're already protected if you upgraded to Wordfence 5.2.2 released today. 

If you have Wordfence auto-update enabled then you will automatically be upgraded to Wordfence 5.2.2 within the next 24 hours and will be protected from this attack. If you want to enable Wordfence auto-update, go to your Wordfence options page and check the box titled "Update Wordfence automatically when a new version is released" and hit "Save". 

If you are running Slider Revolution, please make sure that you are running at least version 4.2 which contains the fix released in February. You can find Slider Revolution on the ThemePunch website at: http://themepunch.com/revolution/ if you need to grab the latest version or contact them. You may also need to contact your theme developer if they bundled this plugin with your theme. 

Mark Maunder
Wordfence Founder & CEO

PS: If you aren't already a member you can subscribe to our WordPress Security and Product Updates mailing list here ( http://www.wordfence.com/subscribe-to-the-wordfence-email-list/ ).

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