Bug 173142 - Apache segmentation fault when using parse_str function
Apache segmentation fault when using parse_str function
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: php (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-11-14 11:27 EST by Glen Scott
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 14:51:17 EDT
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Description Glen Scott 2005-11-14 11:27:58 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/416.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/416.12

Description of problem:
Using percentage signs in the string parameter to parse_str seems to cause problems.  Example:


parse_str( '%' );


This causes our Apache to segfault.  

This function worked fine prior to the RHSA-2005:831-15 update.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create script containing function as above
2. access script in browser
3. bang!

Actual Results:  Apache seg faults

Expected Results:  Blank page.

Additional info:

We are also running the PHP e-accelerator, which maybe causing a problem?
Comment 1 Mark Arends 2005-11-16 16:41:03 EST
I can confirm this problem. Since  php-4.3.2-26.ent I was forced to uninstall PHP   
e-accelerator. Without e-accelerator it still segfaults about 10 times a day (with  
e-accelator about 5600 times a day).  
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2005-11-25 06:08:51 EST
Thanks for the report.

Experimental test packages are now available which contain a patch to
correct this issue.  These packages are unsupported and have not gone
through the Red Hat QA process.


Any feedback from testing these packages is very welcome.
Comment 3 Andreas Holzhammer 2006-01-10 10:49:29 EST

the experimental packages fix the segfault problem but seem to populate $GLOBALS

The following script should (and does with the php-4.3.2-26 packages) display
"HelloWorld", but the parameters are not in $GLOBALS.

   print "<pre>";
   print $GLOBALS["param1"];
   print $GLOBALS["param2"];
   print "</pre>";

Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 14:51:17 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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