Michael – sometimes bad things happen in the world. It would be infinitely worse if we sat on it, released a new version and didn’t make a huge fuss about it. Aren’t disclosure and open source great?
Tim – the malicious code inserted into the hacked version of the zip file won’t be on your system but there were other bug fixes that made 2.1.1 a necessary upgrade.
If you can find the time, upgrade your host just in case. Can you ssh? or will you be ftping files up from your slow location? If you can ssh into your host you can wget the file from there, so it won’t matter how slow your connection is!