[wp-hackers] Magic quotes "on" forever?

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Wed May 5 21:33:28 UTC 2010

On 5 May 2010, at 22:25, Mark Waterous wrote:

> Doesn't it seem a little outdated to be doing this when even PHP is removing
> the feature from it's core set of directives? Such security issues should be
> handled inside of the database abstraction and not on a global scale, but
> then I probably just don't understand the implementation due to not seeing
> it from a core developers pov.

From memory the issue is that too many plugins rely on the fact that the SuperGlobals are already escaped and don't use the more recent prepare stuff.

Therefore if we remove this we risk making all those plugins vulnerable.

Peter Westwood
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