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Request #40853 get_project_env() to get current URI, accessing script...
Submitted: 2007-03-19 13:52 UTC Modified: 2021-02-12 15:08 UTC
Avg. Score:4.8 ± 0.4
Reproduced:12 of 13 (92.3%)
Same Version:3 (25.0%)
Same OS:3 (25.0%)
From: ng4rrjanbiah at rediffmail dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Wont fix Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 5.2.1 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-03-19 13:52 UTC] ng4rrjanbiah at rediffmail dot com
Why needed:

There is no reliable mechanism in PHP to get the current executing script name. $_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME'] and $_SERVER['argv'][0] are not reliable now; the variables are again prone to tampering (say for example, any including scripts could override these global vars for that file scope).
Implementation of this function might also solve XSS issues.

How this function has to be implemented:

If the current accessed URI is ''
get_project_env() returns

'current_uri'              => '',
'current_accessing_script' => '/foo_project/foobar.php',
'current_file'             => '/foo_project/foobar.php', //will be different if the file is included (__FILE__)
'current_include_depth'    => 0                          //will be different if it's included by the accessing script

What urged me to post this request:

I have the file architecture something like:

include './config.php';
include './license_check.php';
//blah... the rest of the proprietary codes.


All files except config.php and say foobar.php will be encrypted for proprietary reasons. I need to check if the accessing script is 'foobar.php' inside the license_check.php; see, the user can still access to the config.php and can tamper the $_SERVER--which is the only way now to get the current accessing script, AFA*I*K.
In this case, if I have get_project_env(), it will return untampered current URI, accessing script, etc. This will be very helpful.

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah


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 [2007-03-20 14:31 UTC] ng4rrjanbiah at rediffmail dot com
The function name can be get_script_env() instead of get_project_env() (for clarity, if you want)

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah
 [2007-03-28 14:37 UTC] ng4rrjanbiah at rediffmail dot com
Is this request need any further input from me?

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah
 [2021-02-12 15:08 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix -Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: *General Issues -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2021-02-12 15:08 UTC]
You can define get_project_env() in userland according to your
needs, so I don't think this should be integrated into PHP.  If
you still feel this feature should be added, please pursue the RFC

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