Bug 60984 - imap_open() broken in php-imap-4.0.6-9.7.1 rpm
imap_open() broken in php-imap-4.0.6-9.7.1 rpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: php (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-03-11 10:07 EST by Nic Doye
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-12 06:40:20 EST
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Description Nic Doye 2002-03-11 10:07:31 EST
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Description of problem:
The imap_open() function fails in the new (security update) rpm for php on
RedHat Linux 7.1

Warning: Couldn't open stream {mail.onlinexp.co.uk:143}INBOX in
/var/www/dev/html/imaptest.php on line 2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the following php script on RH 7.1 w/ apache 1.3.22-1.7.1 and
php-4.0.6-9.7.1 php-imap-4.0.6-9.7.1 replacing the hostname, username and passwd
as necessary (to make them correct).
imap_open("{mail.company.example:143}INBOX", "username", "passwd") ;

3. Point a browser at the script..

Actual Results:  Warning: Couldn't open stream {mail.company.example:143}INBOX
in /var/www/dev/html/imaptest.php on line 2

Expected Results:  You should get no output as the php script should mererly
connect to the imap server and then quit.

Additional info:

An immediate workaround is to do
rpm -Uvh --oldpackage php*4.0.4*rpm
cp /etc/php.ini.rpmsave /etc/php.ini

but this leaves us with the old, insecure version of php (but at least my users
can read their mail).

I'm unsure if this is broken on RedHat 7.2 - it looks like it may be, but I
haven't tested for sure

Comment 1 Nic Doye 2002-03-12 06:40:15 EST
Note the difference in IMAP c-Client Version.

php-imap-4.0.4pl1-9 uses "4.1"
php-imap-4.0.6-9.7.1 uses "2000"

Hope this helps.
Comment 2 Nic Doye 2002-03-28 07:00:25 EST
OK - it's not a php-imap bug. My cyrus server advertised gssapi as a capability
which doesn't work in my set up. php's imap_open sees this and tries to use it.
(Though with the old imap library it didn't bother).

Fix: rpm -e cyrus-sasl-gssapi

Sorry for taking up your time.


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