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Bug #13447 Security not blocking "unlink" delete functions
Submitted: 2001-09-26 04:48 UTC Modified: 2005-01-31 23:34 UTC
From: ajo at dpzone dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Safe Mode/open_basedir
PHP Version: 4.0.6 OS: windows 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-09-26 04:48 UTC] ajo at dpzone dot com
Running PHP in Apache using the MODULE configuration.

Apache/1.3.14 (Win32) PHP/4.0.6 mod_ssl/2.7.2 OpenSSL/0.9.6 running.

With the following: 

php_admin_flag safe_mode on
php_admin_value open_basedir c:/pr
php_admin_value doc_root c:/pr
php_admin_value user_dir c:/pr

IT SUCCESSFULLY blocks reads in directories other than c:/pr, but it DOES NOT block unlinks (file deletion) outside. So... My users cannot read other users files, however they can delete anything they want. Very strange. I DO NOT care about it checking "UIDs" as I do not create different Users for each USER... I want to be able to restrict access to a directory and call it good. 


echo "Peace!";
//unlink ("c:/test.txt");// UNLINK WORKS (This should fail)
$fp = fopen ("c:/test.txt", "r"); // FAILS SECURITY CHECK
echo "Dude10";


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 [2001-12-19 08:43 UTC]
Can you try adding a trailing slash (c:/pr/), and can you try 4.1.0???
 [2001-12-19 15:47 UTC] ajo at dpzone dot com
I tried both adding a trailing slash (c:/pr/), and  4.1.0

You are still able to delete a file at your choosing. It's also interesting that the following has NO EFFECT.

php_admin_value disable_functions unlink

I have been unable to disable the command also. 

I really want to get PHP setup, but I can't give global access to everyone.
 [2001-12-21 03:48 UTC]
This is fixed in CVS now.

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