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Bug #38008 Security problem with char 0
Submitted: 2006-07-04 20:03 UTC Modified: 2006-07-05 08:57 UTC
From: david dot hoskovec at atlas dot cz Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Directory/Filesystem functions
PHP Version: 5.1.4 OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-07-04 20:03 UTC] david dot hoskovec at atlas dot cz
There is method, what allows to mask filename's ext - security issue in some file-upload scripts.

Reproduce code:

$filename = "test.php".Chr(0);

if(substr($filename , -3)=="php") Die(); // no no, it won't die here !

$fp = FOpen($filename , "w");
FWrite($fp,"<? echo 'bug' ; ?>",4096);

include "test.php";

// THIS WILL PRINT 'bug' !!! (PHP version 5)


Expected result:
FOpen would validate string(attention on null-terminating char) before it uses it and call out a error.


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 [2006-07-05 01:33 UTC] judas dot iscariote at gmail dot com
this is a well known security exploit possible with a lot of languages not only PHP.
this is called "Null byte attack". 

BTW..this is not a bug in PHP, but in your scripts.
 [2006-07-05 08:57 UTC]
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