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Bug #31247 Incorrect C code in unpack.c causes misbehavior and warnings
Submitted: 2004-12-22 15:52 UTC Modified: 2004-12-23 11:49 UTC
From: sefer at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Compile Warning
PHP Version: 4.3.10 OS: Linux redhat 9
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-12-22 15:52 UTC] sefer at hotmail dot com
In the recent PHP release 4.3.10 there had been added a bug to the unpack (PHP_FUNCTION(unpack)) function in unpack.c

The code that manifests the problem is this:
$h = unpack('H*hex', $data);

The result would be:
Warning: unpack(): Type H: outside of string in /my_file.php on line 20

The reason is a change in the function which using the current compiler (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-42) generates incorrect behavior when "break" is placed within a curly braces block (within a "switch" statement) which causes break to leave the current scope but then continue falling down through the "switch" elements.

For example this code:
  case 'C': {
      int issigned = (type == 'c') ? (input[inputpos] & 0x80) : 0;
      long v = php_unpack(&input[inputpos], 1, issigned, byte_map);
      add_assoc_long(return_value, n, v);
  case 's':

The correct setup needs to move the "break" outside the {...} scope, which would then fix the problem.
This behavior is apparent in several places throughout that function and needs to be corrected in all of them.



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 [2004-12-22 16:17 UTC]
Please fix your compiler, the position of the break statment should not matter.
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