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I found that my blog posts are inserted lot's of ad links, I'm using WordPress 2.9.2, is there a known security vulnerability in it?
A screenshot : I post some codes on my blog, the ad links are inserted into them.

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I delete them by hand several days ago, and I found that they're back again!

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We're now at 3.1.3 and there were many minor versions since 2.9.2 due to vulnerabilities. –  Ignacio Jun 6 '11 at 11:30
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@ign although, to be fair, something like this is more likely the fault of cheap/insecure hosting. I don't remember any of the security releases fixing a hole big enough to allow this kind of a hack. –  John P Bloch Jun 6 '11 at 13:14
    
Agreed, not blaiming WP. Just saying that you can't even discard that since he's running a one year old build, like @TheDeadMedic said. –  Ignacio Jun 6 '11 at 13:52

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Looks like you've been hacked. In all fairness, you're running a version that is over a year old - it's always best practice to upgrade as soon as you can.

I would advise reading through the FAQ on the codex. I also stumbled across this rather concise step-by-step, though I would advise it's for the intermediate user (use of SQL and FTP is required).

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You should also notify your host. Most of the security patches since 2.9.2 relate to logged-in users. None would allow this level of injection. Poorly-coded plugins or theme might let this in but the most likely cause is insecure hosting. If this blog is in a shared-hosting environment it is important that the host is notified. –  Elpie Jun 6 '11 at 15:02
    
OK, I updated my wordpress to the latest version...waiting for the hacking come again.. –  wong2 Jun 6 '11 at 15:29

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