there was a hole in the pear xml-rpc package, and as a result many php-based applications had a security hole as a result, such as the many php blogging apps.

the thing is, this came about because the xml-rpc library builds up some code and calls eval(). whoever wrote code to parse xml-rpc by building code and calling eval() should have their computer taken away. and then possibly be beaten with it.

the pear code is actually a fork of edd dumbill’s php xml-rpc code, and this is not the first security hole that has been discovered in that code as a result of this positively shameful architecture. i will not be at all surprised if it is not the last.

and for those keeping score at home, i pointed out how dumb this was almost four years ago.

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