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Bug #38845 header('Location...') crash
Submitted: 2006-09-15 13:39 UTC Modified: 2006-09-23 01:00 UTC
From: klimpong at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Unknown/Other Function
PHP Version: 4.4.4 OS: FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-09-15 13:39 UTC] klimpong at gmail dot com
Due to a mistake, we passed an unusual long String to header(), and the webserver.

From /var/log/messages:
Sep 15 15:17:27 www5 kernel: pid 92266 (httpd), uid 80: exited on signal 4

My String contains an urlencode() "SQL error", which I wanted to pass on to the next page via GET. 

The "SQL error" includes the query I issued (including the binary data that was supposed to be saved to the database) and the error message from MySQL.

We run Apache2, with PHP as a module.

Reproduce code:
Unfortunately, I cannot copy and paste it here. It's just too long. The entire string passed to header() was 79600 characters long.

If needed I can upload it on a URL and add it later on as a comment.

The simple code is:

$str = 'Location:--really--really--long--string--';

Expected result:
I know that you are only supposed to send only 256 (?) characters over GET, but for example I would expect the string to be cut off instead, or header() to return false. 

Actual result:
Webserver crashed.

From /var/log/messages:
Sep 15 15:17:27 www5 kernel: pid 92266 (httpd), uid 80: exited on signal 4


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 [2006-09-15 13:47 UTC]
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 [2006-09-23 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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