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Bug #48719 parse_ini_*(): scanner mode is not checked for sanity
Submitted: 2009-06-29 13:13 UTC Modified: 2009-08-07 15:45 UTC
From: dragoonis at gmail dot com Assigned: kalle
Status: Closed Package: PHP options/info functions
PHP Version: 5.3.0RC4 OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2009-06-29 13:13 UTC] dragoonis at gmail dot com
The sanitation on the new parse_ini_file parameter names scanner mode doesn't check if a valid scanner mode has been passed.

The patch has been applied below the if() for if (filename_len == 0) {.
The fix can be found here:

The .phpt file for this is below
I realise the .phpt file is wrong somewhat this is my first bug report and the .phpt file just shows.

The same issue applies to parse_ini_string, respectively.

Reproduce code:
<?php print_r(parse_ini_file('file.ini', false', INVALID_SCANNER_MODE));

Make a file named file.ini with the following in it.
data = 2

Expected result:
I'd expect to see a notice. and default to ZEND_INI_SCANNER_NORMAL which is what my fix does.

Actual result:
Warning: parse_ini_file() expects parameter 3 to be long, string given in /home/pdragoonis/php-5.3.0/sapi/cli/pd/parse_ini_file_test.php on line 3


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 [2009-06-29 13:44 UTC] dragoonis at gmail dot com
Firstly, the original reproduce code has a syntax error in it however heres what happens if you pass a valid constant to the function which isn't ZEND_INI_SCANNER_NORMAL and ZEND_INI_SCANNER_RAW

defie('MODE', 3);
print_r(parse_ini_file('file.ini', false, MODE));

The fix outputs the following.
Notice: parse_ini_file(): Invalid scanner mode supplied. Defaulting to INI_SCANNER_NORMAL in /home/pdragoonis/php-5.3.0/sapi/cli/file.php on line 5
    [data] => 2
 [2009-06-29 21:45 UTC] dragoonis at gmail dot com
After more learning of how things work i've made the ZendEngine2 .patch file and uploaded it to the following location.
 [2009-08-07 15:44 UTC]
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of jani
Log: - Fixed bug #48719 parse_ini_*(): scanner mode is not checked for sanity)
 [2009-08-07 15:45 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in SVN.

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