I was guessing the other day that perhaps there will be no more WordPress upgrading to do. But in reality, at the back of my mind, anything could happen before a major release of WordPress 2.7 on November 10, 2008.
Well, yesterday, it was announced that there was a vulnerability at the Snoopy library. WordPress uses Snoopy in fetching the feeds that are being shown at the Dashboard. Have you seen those errors at the Dashboard too? Maybe this is related, I saw some incoming links appeared in my Dashboard when in fact, those sites are not really linking to your site.
So WordPress 2.6.3 was released as a security fix. Although the risk is not that high, WordPress opted to update immediately.
Don’t worry, you do not have to do the normal upgrading of WordPress. You have the option to just upload the file needed to fix the Snoopy library and the version file so to update it so that you will not see that message reminding you all the time that there’s a new version of WordPress. That’s exactly what I did.
That’s it! It’s that easy!