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Bug #1289 system, exec, and passtru always returns -1
Submitted: 1999-04-05 01:35 UTC Modified: 2002-06-16 08:29 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: srparish at bigfoot dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Misbehaving function
PHP Version: 3.0.7 OS: linux--Redhat 5.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [1999-04-05 01:35 UTC] srparish at bigfoot dot com
When ServerName in httpd.conf is set differently then the actual host's name, the return values of anything called with system, exec, and passthru (except for running the "/bin/date") is always -1.  For instance, we have a machine named, but in apache we set the ServerName to  Suddenly doing something like  system("echo blah",$errno); print $errno; prints -1 instead of 0.  This is completely unrelated to safe mode, btw. (which was our first suspect)


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 [2001-07-22 16:57 UTC]
why would you want to put a bogus hostname in your
ServerName directive?
 [2001-07-22 19:04 UTC]
It's called "virtual hosting", and we really should
fix this if it is an acutal bug.
 [2002-06-16 08:29 UTC]
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