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Bug #26341 Bug/Segfault in virtual()
Submitted: 2003-11-21 01:42 UTC Modified: 2003-12-02 04:24 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: karmak-php at karmak dot org Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Apache related
PHP Version: 4.3.3 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-11-21 01:42 UTC] karmak-php at karmak dot org
I've found two problems with virtual() that seem likely to be related.

The first is that virtual() does not behave quite like the apache #include virtual="": When virtual() is used to call another php script, the query string in the virtual() call is ignored. For example, if you call virtual("/file?x=y"), the variable "x" will not be set in the included php script. An example of this is posted at:

The source for the two files used in this example are at:

However, if you call the first script as "a1?x=y", the variable "x" will be set to "y" in the second script. 

This is not the way the Apache virtual function behaves: With Apache, the query string in the virtual call is passed to the script, as can be seen in the following shtml file:

The source to this file is at:

Furthermore, all query string variables are reset when the virtual call is issued. This can be seen by calling the shtml file:

With the corresponding source code at:

Note that the x=y declaration is not passed to the php script.


The second problem is more critical, as it leads to a segfault which is displayed in the error logs, but nothing is reported in the browser and only a partial page will be displayed. An example of this is at:

This page should end with the word "END", but instead it is cut off mid-sentence. The source for the two files used in this example are at:

Reproduce code:
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Expected result:
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Actual result:
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 [2003-11-21 01:49 UTC] karmak-php at karmak dot org
The link to the segfault example was wrong. It should have been:
 [2003-11-27 18:12 UTC]
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 [2003-12-02 04:24 UTC]
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