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Bug #39908 base64 decoding's memory garbage
Submitted: 2006-12-20 17:18 UTC Modified: 2006-12-20 20:11 UTC
From: herbert dot fischer at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 5.2.0 OS: Linux RedHat AS3/AS4
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2006-12-20 17:18 UTC] herbert dot fischer at gmail dot com
Description:
------------
I'm having issues trying to base64_decode the encoded string . I tested in a lot of php and linux versions and on some got the error and on another didn't. Mostly the problem seams to be on PHP 5.X

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Reproduce code:
---------------
<?php
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$res = base64_decode($var);
echo ($res === false) ? "NOPE\n" : "===\n$res\n===\n";

$res = mb_convert_encoding($var, 'ISO-8859-1', 'BASE64');
echo ($res === false) ? "NOPE\n" : "===\n$res\n===\n";

$res = iconv('BASE64', 'ISO-8859-1', $res);
echo ($res === false) ? "NOPE\n" : "===\n$res\n===\n";
?>


Expected result:
----------------
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
PRODID:-//Google Inc//Google Calendar 70.9054//EN
VERSION:2.0
CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
METHOD:REQUEST
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20061219T220000Z
DTEND:20061220T030000Z
DTSTAMP:20061219T175608Z
ORGANIZER;CN=Herbert Fischer:MAILTO:herbert.fischer@gmail.com
UID:b9uga67p23ggmblmnam9ms4m9o@google.com
ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;RSVP=TRUE
 ;CN=Herbert Fischer;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:MAILTO:herbert.fischer@gmail.com
ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=NEEDS-ACTION;RSVP=
 TRUE;CN=mail@hgfischer.locaweb.com.br;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:MAILTO:mail@hgfischer.
 locaweb.com.br
ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=TENTATIVE;RSVP=TRU
 E;CN=herbert.fischer@locaweb.com.br;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:MAILTO:herbert.fischer@l
 ocaweb.com.br
CLASS:PRIVATE
CREATED:20061219T150739Z
DESCRIPTION:Chegou o grande dia da nossa Confraterniza??o\, que ter? in?cio
  ?s 19hs no 011 eventos (Rua Alvorada\, 1035 - Itaim Bibi - <a rel=nofollow
  href="http://www.011eventos.com.br" class=linkified target=_blank>www.011e
 ventos.com.br</a
K[X]YHE\[\E\H?E[U[U?[?.\nAl?m de um
 a balada completa com direito a servi?o de buffet\, open bar\, DJ\, pista d
 e dan?a\, som da mais alta qualidade\, teremos o sorteio de 44 brindes\, en
 tre  televisores\, bicicletas\, aparelhos de DVD\, home theater e MP3!\nOs
 funcion?rios do per?odo noturno que estiverem trabalhando no momento do sor
 teio\, al?m dos pr?mios citados acima\, ir?o concorrer h? um pr?mio especia
 l.\n\nCompare?am a confraterniza??o\, que s? ser?  um sucesso com sua prese
 n?a!!!\nVisualize seu evento em http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action
 =VIEW&eid=Yjl1Z2E2N3AyM2dnbWJsbW5hbTltczRtOW8gbWFpbEBoZ2Zpc2NoZXIubG9jYXdlY
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 t_BR.
LAST-MODIFIED:20061219T175608Z
LOCATION:011 Eventos
SEQUENCE:0
STATUS:CONFIRMED
SUMMARY:Festa da LocaWeb
TRANSP:OPAQUE
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

Actual result:
--------------
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
PRODID:-//Google Inc//Google Calendar 70.9054//EN
VERSION:2.0
CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
METHOD:REQUEST
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20061219T220000Z
DTEND:20061220T030000Z
DTSTAMP:20061219T175608Z
ORGANIZER;CN=Herbert Fischer:MAILTO:herbert.fischer@gmail.com
UID:b9uga67p23ggmblmnam9ms4m9o@google.com
ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;RSVP=TRUE
 ;CN=Herbert Fischer;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:MAILTO:herbert.fischer@gmail.com
ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=NEEDS-ACTION;RSVP=
 TRUE;CN=mail@hgfischer.locaweb.com.br;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:MAILTO:mail@hgfischer.
 locaweb.com.br
ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=TENTATIVE;RSVP=TRU
 E;CN=herbert.fischer@locaweb.com.br;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:MAILTO:herbert.fischer@l
 ocaweb.com.br
CLASS:PRIVATE
CREATED:20061219T150739Z
DESCRIPTION:Chegou o grande dia da nossa Confraterniza??o\, que ter? in?cio
  ?s 19hs no 011 eventos (Rua Alvorada\, 1035 - Itaim Bibi - <a rel=nofollow
  href="http://www.011eventos.com.br" class=linkified target=_blank>www.011e
 ventos.com.br</a
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 [2006-12-20 17:44 UTC] tony2001@php.net
Please provide a working reproduce code, using the code above I can see only "bool(false)".
 [2006-12-20 19:38 UTC] herbert dot fischer at gmail dot com
Yes! "False" (and not only false) because base64_decode cannot even decode this encoded string sometimes. mb_convert_encoding did decode, but with lots of garbage. Sometimes base64_decode decoded with garbage just like mb_convert_encoding did, without returning just "false".

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$res = base64_decode($var);
echo ($res === false) ? "NOPE\n" : "===\n$res\n===\n";

$res = mb_convert_encoding($var, 'UTF-8', 'BASE64');
echo ($res === false) ? "NOPE\n" : "===\n$res\n===\n";
?>
====================== end of b64.php =====================

Decoding the encoded text with other means, works. Tested with a Perl script, http://makcoder.sourceforge.net/demo/base64.php, etc.
 [2006-12-20 20:08 UTC] tony2001@php.net
I don't get it. So what's the problem? base64_decode() is unable to decode broken/invalid data, that's expected.
Other means, like libmbfl (used in ext/mbstring) may try to decode it and get a garbage instead. Which is also expected.
What is the problem?
 [2006-12-20 20:11 UTC] herbert dot fischer at gmail dot com
Sorry for the mess. Just found that the encoded string was loosing a single "+" during a POST (in url-encoded format).
Please, close this. Bogus.
 
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