I could have told you this would happen...

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Posted at 19:03 on 27 July 2007

Automattic releases the WordPress Stats 1.1 plugin, and the next day, it is found to have a SQL injection vulnerability.

Fortunately, the vulnerability has been fixed, but it is this kind of bug that I was talking about earlier today. With a solid, well thought out database access architecture using parametrised queries, SQL injection vulnerabilities like this could be all but eliminated.

If the WordPress guys don't change their tune about GoPHP5 sometime soon and come up with a firm action plan to rework their application architecture to use PDO and nail these things on the head, I'm looking for another blog engine.

(Updated: added link to the fix)