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Action required: Critical vulnerability in WooCommerce

Dear customer,

Information reaching the Gift-Tech Solutions team is that a critical vulnerability was identified in WooCommerce (versions 3.3 to 5.5) and the WooCommerce Blocks feature plugin (versions 2.5 to 5.5).

What actions should I take with my store?

Stores hosted on WordPress.com and WordPress VIP have already been secured. The WooCommerce Team are working with the WordPress.org Plugin Team to automatically update as many stores as possible to secure versions of WooCommerce. They are also urging you, however, to take the following added precautions to safeguard your site:

Update your copy of WooCommerce to the latest version (5.5.1) or the highest number possible in your release branch.

If you are running the WooCommerce Blocks feature plugin, you’ll need to update it to the latest version (5.5.1).

What does this mean for my store?

Investigation into this vulnerability is ongoing, but we wanted to let you know now about the importance of updating immediately.

We will be sharing more information with site you on how to investigate this security vulnerability on your site, which we will publish on their blog when it is ready. If a store was affected, the exposed information will be specific to what that site is storing but could include order, customer, and administrative information.

What can I expect from WooCommerce in the future?

Our intention is always to respond immediately and operate with complete transparency. Since they discovered this vulnerability yesterday, the WooCommerce team has worked around the clock to investigate the issue, audit all related codebases, and release a patch for every impacted version (90+ releases).

If you have any other questions, we’re here to help!

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