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Bug #23878 gzencode encodes invalid data only if you use variables
Submitted: 2003-05-29 17:54 UTC Modified: 2003-06-04 12:27 UTC
From: avaurus at schipplock dot de Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Zlib related
PHP Version: 4.3.2 OS: Windows 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-05-29 17:54 UTC] avaurus at schipplock dot de

# look at this : 
  	# -----------------
  	# try to use just strings instead of variables -> will work :>
  	# try to use variables instead of just strings -> will NOT work :/
  	# -----------------
  	# it is really a mess with some functions of php under windows
  	$fontfile = str_rot13($id);
  	$gzfilename = str_replace(".ttf","",$fontfile);
  	header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$gzfilename.gz\"");
	header("Content-type: application/x-gzip");

    $data = implode("", file("fonts/".$fontfile));
    $gzdata = gzencode($data, 9);
    $fp = fopen("fonts/".$gzfilename.".gz", "w");
    fwrite($fp, $gzdata);


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 [2003-05-30 01:54 UTC]
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 [2003-06-04 00:26 UTC]
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 [2003-06-04 12:27 UTC]
You are most likely using file() function to retrieve binary files.

What if replacing  

$data = implode("", file("fonts/".$fontfile))


$data = file_get_contents("fonts/".$fontfile);


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