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Request #43535 parse_ini_file('http://example.com/some.ini') and allow_url_include=off
Submitted: 2007-12-08 13:53 UTC Modified: 2015-05-31 04:22 UTC
From: sskaje at gmail dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: PHP options/info functions
PHP Version: 5.2.5 OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-12-08 13:53 UTC] sskaje at gmail dot com
Description:
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parse_ini_file() should not be configured with allow_url_include in php.ini but allow_url_fopen
that make me cant directly parse the ini file on http server

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nothing

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 [2007-12-10 09:58 UTC] jani@php.net
And what exactly is the problem you have?
Currently the file opening for this function happens exactly how a script is opened and I don't think there's anything wrong with that.
 [2007-12-11 10:01 UTC] sskaje at gmail dot com
There is a ini file on a http server which has something i need on it.
so i tried to use parse_ini_file() to get the content and parse it.
i set teh 'allow_url_include' Off due to security issue, but i got an error which said that i must turn it On
 [2007-12-12 10:12 UTC] jani@php.net
This requires changes too big for a bugfix (this is more like a new feature as such) so most likely this will be in PHP 5.3.0 at earliest.
 [2009-02-02 16:41 UTC] stefan dot walk+php at gmail dot com
I don't see how checking for allow_url_fopen instead of 
allow_url_include is a big change ...
 [2009-02-02 16:49 UTC] sskaje at gmail dot com
[2 Feb 4:41pm UTC] stefan dot walk+php at gmail dot com 
I don't see how checking for allow_url_fopen instead of 
allow_url_include is a big change ...


ya, stefan, its not a big change, but as you know, all_url_include is recommended to be Off to avoid RFI, if you need to parse an ini file on a remote server without allow_url_include ON, you have to download it before parsing it. So, use allow_url_fopen would bring more convinience than allow_url_include
 [2011-04-08 21:04 UTC] jani@php.net
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: PHP options/info functions
 [2015-05-17 19:49 UTC] cmb@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2015-05-17 19:49 UTC] cmb@php.net
Since PHP 5.3.0 there is parse_ini_string(), so you could do:

  parse_ini_string(file_get_contents('...'));

Isn't that sufficiently convenient?
 [2015-05-31 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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