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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 21 months ago

#50934 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Site Health => Background Updates

Reported by: jamesmorrison's profile jamesmorrison Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.3
Component: Site Health Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


The Site Health => Background Updates shows a "critial security issue", because I have disabled background updates. The output also notes that WordPress is version controlled via Git.

This is not a "critical security issue" - this is exactly how I have set up the site, and treats a version controlled instance as a problem. The same checks also noted that the site is running WP 5.5 (released yesterday).

Where a site is noted as being version controlled, it's a reasonable expectation that the people operating it have done so intentionally, and don't need a "critical security issue" alert which it clearly isn't.

Proposal: where a site is version controlled, by all means note that this is detected but make this "info" level, not "critical security issue".

Change History (3)

#1 @TimothyBlynJacobs
4 years ago

  • Severity changed from critical to normal

Previously #47982.

#2 @desrosj
4 years ago

  • Version changed from 5.5 to 5.3

#3 @Clorith
21 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed


Thank you for the report, and welcome to the WordPress trac!

I've marked this as a duplicate of #47982, which was implemented in r46281 and changed the state of these to recommendations, and not critical issues when a system is version controlled.

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