[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #9164: #6871 Regression for Plugin Dir

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Thu Feb 19 23:01:49 GMT 2009

#9164: #6871 Regression for Plugin Dir
 Reporter:  hakre         |       Owner:  ryan                    
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new                     
 Priority:  high          |   Milestone:  2.7.2                   
Component:  Security      |     Version:  2.7                     
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:  2nd-opinion dev-feedback

Comment(by hakre):

 Fix does what it is intended for: Cleans out current payloads but I was
 able to circumvent the protection in a relativly easy way. Do not get me
 wrong, this should go in, it adds more consistency and cleans out current

 Anyway I must strongly speak for things like my suggestion/patch in #9175.
 It's like with Anit-Rootkit Tools: The Backend there directly accesses the
 Database and gets untainted values. That is in contrast to situations
 where a malicious script can already filter stuff (like with get_plugins
 or the plugin admin page). That ensured, an Admin at least can manually
 figure out that something went gaga. This helps in support as well.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9164#comment:6>
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