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Bug #23162 user_error() crashs if $error_msg > 1024 bytes
Submitted: 2003-04-11 04:17 UTC Modified: 2003-05-04 13:22 UTC
From: dimon at postmark dot net Assigned: helly
Status: Closed Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 4.3.2-RC OS: Windows 2000 Server (only!)
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2003-04-11 04:17 UTC] dimon at postmark dot net
function qq(&$type, &$details, &$file, &$line, $context){
	echo "$details";
user_error(str_repeat('q', 1025), E_USER_WARNING);
// will cause endless loop

set_error_handler(create_function('$type, &$details, $file, $line, $context', 'echo "$details";'));
user_error(str_repeat('q', 1025), E_USER_WARNING);
// will cause crash

// btw $context passed by reference will cause crash also
set_error_handler(create_function('$type, &$details, $file, $line, &$context', 'echo "$details";'));
user_error(str_repeat('q', 1024), E_USER_WARNING);


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 [2003-04-14 03:47 UTC] dimon at postmark dot net
In Version 4.3.2-RC Apr 14 2003 02:12:05 
bug still exists.
 [2003-04-14 15:27 UTC]
I have no idea if this hurts anything (hasn't given me any 
trouble), but adding "z_context->is_ref = 1;" to zend.c 
before calling call_user_function_ex() in zend_error() 
seems to fix the "$context passed by reference" segfault. 
Not being much of a ZE engine hacker, I don't know if that 
makes things better or worse. 
 [2003-05-02 06:30 UTC]
Does not crash under Linux.

 [2003-05-02 16:10 UTC]
Segfault could happen on platforms where vsnprintf() is missing.

 [2003-05-02 16:57 UTC]
If vsnprintf is the cause then it should be easy to expand the <whatever>printf broken tests what would result in using the internal one.
 [2003-05-02 17:19 UTC]
(where valid vsnprintf() implementation is missing.)

case (a) and case (b): MS libc's vsnprintf() returns -1 if the resulting string has exceeded the limit length specified in the second parameter. This may cause segfaults in some cases like those.

case (c): jay's suggestion looks like a valid fix to me since that's essentially a referenced variable.

Here's the patch. Could anyone with ZE karma apply this one please?

Index: Zend/zend.c
RCS file: /repository/Zend/zend.c,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.162.2.2 zend.c
--- Zend/zend.c	31 Dec 2002 16:22:56 -0000
+++ Zend/zend.c	2 May 2003 22:17:45 -0000
@@ -754,11 +754,14 @@
 			z_error_message->value.str.len = vsnprintf(z_error_message->value.str.val, ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE, format, args);
-			if (z_error_message->value.str.len > ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE-1) {
+			if (z_error_message->value.str.len < 0 || z_error_message->value.str.len > ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE-1) {
+				z_error_message->value.str.val[ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE-1] = '\0';
 				z_error_message->value.str.len = ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE-1;
-			strncpy(z_error_message->value.str.val, format, ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE);
+			strncpy(z_error_message->value.str.val, va_arg(format, char *), ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE);
+			z_error_message->value.str.val[ZEND_ERROR_BUFFER_SIZE - 1] = '\0';
+			z_error_message->value.str.len = strlen(z_error_message->value.str.val);
 			/* This is risky... */
 			/* z_error_message->value.str.len = vsprintf(z_error_message->value.str.val, format, args); */
@@ -778,7 +781,8 @@
 			z_context-> = EG(active_symbol_table);
 			z_context->type = IS_ARRAY;
-			ZVAL_ADDREF(z_context);  /* we don't want this one to be freed */
+			z_context->is_ref = 1;
+			z_context->refcount = 2; /* we don't want this one to be freed */
 			params = (zval ***) emalloc(sizeof(zval **)*5);
 			params[0] = &z_error_type;

 [2003-05-02 17:38 UTC]
[v]snprintf of MSVC is not C99 compliant which we rely on so the patch is irrelevant and we must use our implementation fo windows.
 [2003-05-04 13:22 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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