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Bug #27033 calling preg_match at _very_ specific points, will cause apache to crash
Submitted: 2004-01-24 18:43 UTC Modified: 2004-01-31 23:15 UTC
From: ask at eternal-newbie dot dk Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: PCRE related
PHP Version: 4.3.4 OS: linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-01-24 18:43 UTC] ask at eternal-newbie dot dk
in my functions.php ( i got a class called user with a function called in_group(). This function calls a global function called isint();, this function uses preg_match. If the in_group() function is called from withith the global makeoutput function or from a function called from without the makeoutput function. the the call in in_group() to isint() will cause the apache child to crash. i cannot get a gdb file, since it's the child and not the parant server which is crashing. However the log states clearly that it returns a segmentation fault. 

I might need to note that in_group is being called several times before makeoutput() is started and that works fine.

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Expected result:
that apache/php didn't crash.

Actual result:
see description.


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