I know all security updates are important but given that how important on a scale from 1 to 10 is it to upgrade from 3.1.3 to 3.3.2.

I have some sites that need to be upgraded but the host has me locked down in an older version of php that limits me to 3.1.3.

I am currently running version 5.2.3 of php.

Thanks, Bart

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Since WP 3.1.3 has come out, we've released:

  • 3.1.4 - security update
  • 3.2
  • 3.2.1 - security update
  • 3.3
  • 3.3.1 - security update
  • 3.3.2 - security update

On a scale of 1-10, skipping a single security update is about a 3 (bad, but not catastrophic). Skipping 4 security updates, though, would be closer to an 8-9 ...

You should seriously consider moving to a new host if they're locking you on PHP 5.2.3. Even PHP 5.2.4 included several security updates, and the 5.2.X branch maxed out at 5.2.14. The current stable for PHP is 5.4 (thought 5.3.9 is still pretty solid).

  • Thank you, that helps. I will look at migrating the sites to a new host. – digitalbart Apr 30 '12 at 15:55

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