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Bug #19740 session_write_close() not passing new session vars when globals are turned off
Submitted: 2002-10-03 13:56 UTC Modified: 2002-10-20 23:32 UTC
From: shudson at crackerbarrel dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Session related
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: Red Hat Linux 7.3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-10-03 13:56 UTC] shudson at crackerbarrel dot com
OS - Red Hat 7.3
Web Server- Apache 1.3.23
PHP - 4.2.3

If globals are turned off when calling session_write_close() before a page redirect, any new session data is not getting written when using files. As a work around, if I use my on session handlers, I ignore the session_data that gets passed to my session_write function and create my own session data string like this:

function sess_write($key, $val)
{	
	// SGH - 10/03/2002
	// globals off bug work around!!! The session data
	// passed in is not always updated with new values.
	// so we'll build our on session data from the
	// super global $_SESSION.
	$sesson_data = "";
	while (list($name, $value) = each($_SESSION))
	{
	   $$name = $value['tmp_name'];

	   if (is_string($value))
	   {
	   	$session_data .= $name.'|s:'.strlen($value).':'.chr(34).$value.chr(34).";";
	   }
	   elseif (is_int($value))
	   {
	   	$session_data .= $name.'|i:'.$value.";";
	   }
	   elseif (is_float($value))
	   {
			$session_data .= $name.'|d:'.$value.";";
	   }
   }
   $val = $session_data;

// more code ............

This works, however, seems to point to a PHP bug, since $val does not contain the new varibles until I set it to the string I created from the super global $_SESSION.

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 [2002-10-03 19:34 UTC] sniper@php.net
Please try using this CVS snapshot:

  http://snaps.php.net/php4-latest.tar.gz
 
For Windows:
 
  http://snaps.php.net/win32/php4-win32-latest.zip
 [2002-10-20 23:32 UTC] sniper@php.net
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