WordPress 5.3.1 is a security and maintenance release that has 46 fixes and enhancements. And even better, it fixes serval security problems found by the following people:
- Daniel Bachhuber for finding an issue where an unprivileged user could make a post sticky via the REST API.
- Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for finding and disclosing an issue where cross-site scripting (XSS) could be stored in well-crafted links.
- WordPress.org Security Team for hardening
wp_kses_bad_protocol()to ensure that it is aware of the named colon attribute.
- Nguyen The Duc for discovering a stored XSS vulnerability using block editor content.
Do a free scan at wpsec.com to check if your WordPress installation is safe.