[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #36055: Filter xmlrpc_enabled only partly works

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#36055: Filter xmlrpc_enabled only partly works
 Reporter:  markoheijnen       |       Owner:  dd32
     Type:  defect (bug)       |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  4.5
Component:  XML-RPC            |     Version:  2.9
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close needs-patch  |     Focuses:  docs

Comment (by mensmaximus):

 Replying to [comment:30 redsweater]:
 > Getting to the root of what I think the intended goal is of blocking
 XMLPRC completely,

 Correct. The whole reason for contacting @markoheijnen was to tell that
 the filter does not what it "says" it would do. It does not disable xmlrpc
 it just removes methods with login needs.

 And because any other method without login needs is still available users
 who disable xmlrpc for security reasons get fooled about the security of
 their installation.

 Whether the filter gets patched as @markoheijnen already did or a new
 filter is introduced does not matter. What does matter is the fact that
 xmlrpc cant be switched off completely at the moment although the filter
 connotes this.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36055#comment:32>
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