The latest update also fixes some other general bugs
It's been a little bit over a month since Mojang released the latest patch for Minecraft, which, in fact, addressed a security issue introduced by a previous update.
For those of you unaware, patch 1.8 added a vulnerability that would allow players to remotely crash servers. The security flaw was discovered and reported by a programmer, and Mojang took care of it quite fast by delivering patch 1.8.4.
Today, another security patch has been released by Mojang, and it addresses more issues found and reported by Minecraft players.
First of all, Mojang has confirmed that this patch is fully compatible with all previous 1.8 versions, including 1.8.4 that was delivered a month ago. Here is the full changelog for Minecraft 1.8.5 patch:
– [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.
Mojang highly recommends players to download this security patch
If you're afraid that this patch might bring more problems for Minecraft, then you should stop worrying, as Mojang highly recommends players to update to 1.8.5 as soon as possible.
That makes perfect sense since this is a security release, which is meant to patch up some security flaws that either developers or players found in Minecraft.
Obviously, should you find any more issues after upgrading to version 1.8.5, then you should definitely report them using the Minecraft issue tracker.
Keep in mind that Minecraft 1.8.5 patch is available for download in your launcher. Still, feel free to download the .jar file manually if that's what you want.