WordPress 2.8.3 Security Fix: Admin Password Reset
Just found out about a potentially annoying WordPress 2.8.3 security issue. Basically, anyone can reset your admin password without any confirmation. This could be a major annoyance if someone decides to reset your admin password constantly.
I just tested this (on one of my own test blogs, of course) and it actually works. After anyone visits the URL, it sends the new password to your e-mail address. If you’re in the middle of doing something in your admin panel, you may have to login again.
Luckily it’s just a one line fix, which you might want to implement if some annoying person thinks it’s funny to reset your password. WordPress 2.8.3 was just released a little more than a week ago. Do I hear a WordPress 2.8.4 coming soon?
If this happens to you, and for some reason you don’t receive an e-mail with the new password and find you can’t login to your blog, you might want to look into resetting your WordPress password through phpMyAdmin.