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Bug #30722 php://input causes hanging of web scripts
Submitted: 2004-11-08 21:06 UTC Modified: 2005-03-15 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:4.8 ± 0.4
Reproduced:4 of 5 (80.0%)
Same Version:1 (25.0%)
Same OS:1 (25.0%)
From: corey at bbqguys dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: CGI/CLI related
PHP Version: 5.0.2 OS: Windows 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-11-08 21:06 UTC] corey at bbqguys dot com
When I try to access php://input from fopen or fread or file_get_contents or any other way I can think of, the script hangs up until it times out. It almost seems like eof is never being reached, but there is some wierdness to that theory. If I try to dump the contents of php://input to a log file, the log file is written with the contents of php://input, but the next line of code is never reached. However, if I use HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA, the next line of code is reached with blazing speed. I am running  IIS5, win2k, php5.0.2 in CGI mode, gd2, mysql, curl, mcrypt, and PEAR installed.

Reproduce code:
$data = fopen("php://input", "r");
while (!feof($data)) {
	$result .= fread($data, 4096);


$data = file_get_contents("php://input");

Expected result:
$data winds up containing the contents of php://input and control is returned to the script


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 [2005-03-07 21:46 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
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 [2005-03-15 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a week, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2009-08-31 15:08 UTC] arturm at union dot com dot pl
Bug still exists (timeout occurs): PHP 5.2.6, Windows XP Pro
Tested on localhost, C# client:
HttpWebResponse resp = req.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;
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