[wp-hackers] XMLRPC problems

Scott Merrill skippy at skippy.net
Wed Jun 29 16:36:38 GMT 2005

Ryan Boren wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 12:17 -0400, Robert Deaton wrote:
>>Before I forget, hat tip to skippy for tracing down the line that was
>>causing the problem, but the obvious solution of doing $this->escape
>>on every $arg but $arg[3] didn't work, but $wpdb->escape does and
>>achieves the same purpose. I haven't had time to look into why
>>$this->escape doesn't work, in fact, I have not a damn clue what it
> Not escaping the content_struct will result in breakage with content
> that contains quotes.  A better solution might be to have the xmlrpc
> escape() method not escape objects.

I admit to being a little out of my league with regards to the specifics
of XMLRPC; but does this patch (not escaping objects) re-open the XMLRPC
vulnerability that was intended to fix?

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