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Bug #40921 exceed post_max_size and php_default_post_reader seg faults apache
Submitted: 2007-03-26 14:09 UTC Modified: 2007-04-01 19:09 UTC
From: trickie at gmail dot com Assigned: iliaa
Status: Closed Package: Reproducible crash
PHP Version: 5.2.1 OS: Gentoo Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2007-03-26 14:09 UTC] trickie at gmail dot com
Description:
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If you POST a request that triggers the default post reader (php_default_post_reader), and that request exceeds post_max_size then apache will segmentation fault.

I first found this using the SOAP extension.

Reproduce code:
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I have not been able to come up with a simple reproduce code, i can submit some of the more complex soap code i am using if necessary

Expected result:
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Normal processing of a POST request

Actual result:
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Patch available: http://trickie.org/code/max_post_fix.patch

GDB backtrace:

Starting program: /usr/sbin/apache2 -X -D DEFAULT_VHOST -D PHP5 -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf -k start
(no debugging symbols found)
Failed to read a valid object file image from memory.
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
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(no debugging symbols found)
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[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1213380944 (LWP 4640)]

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1213380944 (LWP 4640)]
0xb7747565 in _estrndup (s=0x0, length=743,
    __zend_filename=0xb7a05214 "/var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/main/php_content_types.c", __zend_lineno=49,
    __zend_orig_filename=0x0, __zend_orig_lineno=0) at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/Zend/zend_alloc.c:2351
2351    /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/Zend/zend_alloc.c: No such file or directory.
        in /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/Zend/zend_alloc.c
(gdb) bt
#0  0xb7747565 in _estrndup (s=0x0, length=743,
    __zend_filename=0xb7a05214 "/var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/main/php_content_types.c", __zend_lineno=49,
    __zend_orig_filename=0x0, __zend_orig_lineno=0) at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/Zend/zend_alloc.c:2351
#1  0xb771d24a in php_default_post_reader () at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/main/php_content_types.c:49
#2  0xb7717e32 in sapi_read_post_data () at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/main/SAPI.c:190
#3  0xb77185e8 in sapi_activate () at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/main/SAPI.c:372
#4  0xb77108d6 in php_request_startup () at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/main/main.c:1105
#5  0xb77dc3c8 in php_apache_request_ctor (r=0x8254238, ctx=0x8255700)
    at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c:458
#6  0xb77dc989 in php_handler (r=0x8254238) at /var/tmp/portage/dev-lang/php-5.2.1-r300/work/php5.2-200703260630/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c:574
#7  0x0806a4f8 in ap_run_handler ()
#8  0x0806d5c1 in ap_invoke_handler ()
#9  0x0806735e in ap_process_request ()
#10 0x0806116b in _start ()

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