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04/16/2016 03:15:28 PM (4 years ago)
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  • Ticket #33381, comment 75

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    15153. Plugin and theme authors should be able to utilize newer versions of PHP simply by attaching to a newer version of WordPress. This would prevent a user running an old version of PHP from installing it/updating their version, but that would only reinforce the importance of getting their system upgraded.
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    17 Ultimately, upgrades will leave a very small percentage of users vulnerable, but if someone is running PHP 5.2.9 at this stage, having a secure WordPress is barely going to make a difference. It's like putting duct tape over a hole in the bottom of a boat: Sure, it'll slow the inevitable, but it's not a permanent solution. IMHO, with an manageable group it's time we cautiously begin to address this issue and set ourselves up for long-term success.
     17Ultimately, upgrades will leave a very small percentage of users vulnerable, but if someone is running PHP 5.2.9 at this stage, having a secure WordPress is barely going to make a difference. It's like putting duct tape over a hole in the bottom of a boat: Sure, it'll slow the inevitable, but it's not a permanent solution. IMHO, with a relatively manageable group it's time we cautiously begin to address this issue and set ourselves up for long-term success.
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    1919Replying to [comment:73 jorbin]: