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Bug #24345 php get Seg. fault when use out of range array element.
Submitted: 2003-06-26 08:48 UTC Modified: 2003-06-26 12:04 UTC
From: legion at altlinux dot ru Assigned: iliaa (profile)
Status: Wont fix Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 4.3.3RC1 OS: ALTLinux (2.4.21rc1)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-06-26 08:48 UTC] legion at altlinux dot ru
php get seg. fault if i try to use none exists array element. 
Php version: PHP 4.3.3RC2-dev (cvs snapshot 20030624)

Reproduce code:
$s = "a|b|c|d";
for ($i = 0; $i < 1000; $i++) {
   for ($j = 0; $j < 1000; $j++) {
    $a = split("\|", $s);
    $h[$i]['date'][$j]['count'] = $a[4];

Expected result:
Successfully finished.

Actual result:
Segmentation fault


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 [2003-06-26 09:02 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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This is fixed in PHP-5.0.0-dev and can not be backported to PHP 4.3.3-dev due to limitations in the engine.
 [2003-06-26 10:50 UTC]
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