Mojang has released a new update for Minecraft (PC Version) that fixes a variety of “reported security issues” as well as addressing a few known bugs.
As Mojang said on their site, “this version is fully compatible with all previous 1.8 versions, but it is still highly recommend to update to 1.8.5 as soon as possible.”
The key issues the update addresses are as follows:
- [Bug MC-79632] – Phantom Custom Player in Scoreboard / UUIDs of non-player entities on scoreboards truncated after relog
- [Bug MC-75630] – Exploit with signs and command blocks
- [Bug MC-80478] – Better server validation for movement packets
- [Bug MC-80479] – Invalid beacon effects are not validated
- [Bug MC-80480] – Certain attribute values are not bound
This is the second consecutive security update for the PC version of the game, as the previous one, released last month, dealt with an issue that allowed virtually anyone to easily crash a server hosting Minecraft.