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Bug #25664 COM objects written in Delphi crash PHP
Submitted: 2003-09-25 19:07 UTC Modified: 2003-11-28 12:12 UTC
From: blomster at algonet dot se Assigned: wez (profile)
Status: Closed Package: COM related
PHP Version: 5CVS OS: win32
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-09-25 19:07 UTC] blomster at algonet dot se
To me it seems all COM objects written in Delphi 5 crashes PHP - fully reproducible. I don't know about Delphi 6 or 7. These objects work in VBScript, Javascript, Perl, Word/Excel VBA macros, and more.

Applies to PHP 4.3.3 but also to PHP 5 downloaded 24 sept 2003.

An example, which I have not written myself:

I can compile that source and mail the dll to anybody willing to test. I have more examples, including my own Delphi COM object.

I recognize the description in bug #25586 - this has also happened to me and I believe it's related to what I describe here. That was Delphi 6.

A bizarre workaround was found for my own COM object: If I override Delphi's own GetTypeInfo, and always return HRESULT -1, then PHP continues by calling other methods and does not crash, but then I instead get a memory leak. I have not understood how the crash and the leak are related, if at all.

Thanks for any assistance & best regards
Jens Blomster
Uppsala, Sweden

Reproduce code:
From the above-mentioned message board COM example:

$instance = new COM("msgboard.MessageBoard");
$i =  $instance->CreateMessage("hej","hopp","i baljan");

Expected result:
The message created in the COM object, just like it does in VBScript.

Actual result:
A PHP crash.


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 [2003-11-28 09:24 UTC]
I'm lazy and I didn't see where to download your sample delphi COM object.

Could you please email me a .zip of the smallest possible Delphi 5 project + short php script that will reproduce
this crash?
(I have Delphi 5, so just the source code will do).

 [2003-11-28 12:12 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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Fixed in both HEAD and the stable branch; the next win32 snapshot build will include the fix.

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