Out of nowhere, WordPress 2.8.2 has been released to the public. You should notice the upgrade notification within a few hours if you don’t see it already. However, I think now a days, the upgrade actually is triggered when you visit the upgrade section of the backend.
Ok, just received word about the dev blog post which contains information regarding an XSS vulnerability that was addressed which of course, explains the need for 2.8.2 to be released.
I upgraded the tavern website to 2.8.2 without any problems, I suggest you do the same.