Wordpress package security issue

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Hello Everybody,

"WordPress 4.2.4 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately." => https://wordpress.org/news/2015/08/wordpress-4-2-4-security-and-maintenance-release/

So, I would like to know if the versions of Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04 (3.8.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1 0) and Ubuntu 12.04 (3.3.1+dfsg-1 0) have a security issue ?
If yes, why this security issue is not treated ? (On Ubuntu 14.04, the last security update was in 2014).

user@ubuntu1404:~$ aptitude changelog wordpress

wordpress (3.8.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1) trusty-security; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: upstream security and bug fixes (LP: #1395336):
    - 3.8.3:
      - Post collision bug fix (wp-admin/includes/post.php)
    - 3.8.4:
      - CVE-2014-2053 (wp-includes/ID3/getid3.lib.php)
      - CVE-2014-5265 CVE-2014-5266 (wp-includes/class-IXR.php)
      - CVE-2014-5204 CVE-2014-5205 CVE-2014-5240 (wp-includes/pluggable.php)
      - Constant time wp_verify_nonce (wp-includes/compat.php)
    - 3.8.5:
      - three cross-site scripting issues
      - cross-site request forgery to trigger password change
      - DoS when passwords are checked
      - protections against server-side request forgery attacks
      - hash collision on pre-2008 logins
      - invalidate links from password reset emails after use

 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:50:29 -0800

Thanks. Have a good day !

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug. Add your text as detail. If they are vulnerable it will be updated sooner.

Mark the bug as a security bug

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

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