wp.getPosts doesn't always check cap
|Reported by:||maxcutler||Owned by:||nacin|
The cap check against 'edit_posts' in the XML-RPC wp.getPosts method does not fire immediately when querying against the 'post' post type. For other post types ('page', 'attachment', or CPTs), the cap check will fire early and short-circuit the method execution with an error.
The cap is checked properly before outputting each post, so at worst a non-capable user will get an empty array as output. However, by that point the query will have run.