Security Alert – WP Rest API plugin for WordPress

Issue:WP REST API plugin has released a critical security update (version 1.2.1). They are urging everyone to update to this latest version.
Status:Update has been released.
Who is impacted?Websites running the WP REST API Plugin for WordPress.

Why was this update released?

WP REST API plugin version 1.2.1 was released to address “a serious information disclosure vulnerability, which allowed for unpublished content and post revisions to be retrieved via the REST API.” Learn more in the full article on

What should I do?

The REST API Team is urgently advising all users of their plugin to update the WordPress plugin to the latest version.

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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2 thoughts on “Security Alert – WP Rest API plugin for WordPress

  1. I keep having significant problems on some of the WordPress sites I manage, and the WP Site Health plugin keeps saying:

    The REST API request failed due to an error.
    Error: [] cURL error 28: Operation timed out after 10001 milliseconds with 0 bytes received

    But I don’t know if the *Rest API* is my REAL problem. The main problem is sites start displaying a white background and text, the Theme seems NOT to be operative. YET, when I am logged IN to WP Backend (Dashboard), the front end of the site WILL display correctly. When I log out of Dashboard, the front end goes back to white background and text.

    I keep searching the Net for solutions, but I cannot seem to find a fix for it. And yes, everything is up-to-date.

    And when I search InMotion for help, the only post is the above one from August 16, 2021.

    Thank You for any insight you might have.

    Take Care,
    David Scott Lynn

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