Revolution Slider Security Issue
Back in February 2014, there was a security issue with the Revolution Slider. Yesterday, the Sucuri site published an article about this issue. First thing to note is that the issue was taken care of immediately, by the Revolution Slider developers and listed in their changelog. We issued a theme update with the new plugin during that time also.
What Do You Need To Do?
Update your theme to the latest version. Avada v3.4 was released 10 months ago and already contains the Revolution Slider security fix. Any version from v3.4 or higher is already in the clear. It is best to always be on the latest version of the theme.
Since the plugin comes bundled with the theme, you have to update the theme to update the plugin. When you update the theme, you will then be prompted to update the plugin. When you buy a theme with a plugin like that, you have to get theme updates to get the plugin updated. That is all due to the licensing rules that everyone has to follow.
How To Update Your Theme
If using Avada 3.4.3 or older, download the latest theme files from your Themeforest account and update it via FTP or WP. See Method 2 here: http://theme-fusion.com/documentation/avada/install-update/how-to-update-theme/
If using Avada v3.5 or higher, you can use our new auto updater once you setup your credentials. See Method 1 here: http://theme-fusion.com/documentation/avada/install-update/how-to-update-theme/
If You Only Want To Update the Plugin
If using Avada 3.4.3 or older, you will need to install the new plugin but also disable the integrated revolution slider from theme options > advanced. We use to integrate the slider plugin so that must first be disabled. Then you can download the latest theme files from Themeforest and grab the Revolution Slider plugin from the Avada > framework > plugins" folder and install that through your WordPress admin.
If using Avada v3.5 or higher, you can download the latest theme files from Themeforest and grab the Revolution Sldier plugin from the Avada > framework > plugins" folder and install that through your WordPress admin.
A Note From ThemeFusion
We at Themefusion are vigilant in keeping up with any updates for our users. We update the theme consistently and will always issue a new update for any type of security issue that comes with any of the plugins we include. Always stay up to date with your theme and plugin updates. Update to Avada v3.5 or higher and setup the auto updater with your Themeforest credentials and you will always be notified of theme updates. You can also be notified of theme updates by checking the notification box next to the Avada purchase on your Themeforest downloads page.