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Bug #53007 crash when result set contains NULL
Submitted: 2010-10-07 02:06 UTC Modified: 2010-10-30 09:41 UTC
From: crewone at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: ODBC related
PHP Version: 5.3.3 OS: ubuntu 10.4 amd64
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-10-07 02:06 UTC] crewone at gmail dot com
PHP (CLI) crashes (Segfault) on a NULL in the result set.

- latest easysoft odbc-odbc bridge and unixODBC-2.3.0 (compiled from source) 
- php-5.3.3 compiled from source (--with-unixODBC)

Database is a PROGRESS OPENEDGE 10.1C database.

Actual result:
#0  0x00007ffff5386085 in memcpy () from /lib/
#1  0x00000000006dee08 in _estrndup (s=0x1331c08 "\030\034\063\001", length=
<value optimized out>) at /usr/include/bits/string3.h:52
#2  0x0000000000579b6a in zif_odbc_result (ht=<value optimized out>, 
return_value=0x1332c60, return_value_ptr=<value optimized out>, this_ptr=<value 
optimized out>, return_value_used=<value optimized out>)
    at /usr/src/php-5.3.3/ext/odbc/php_odbc.c:2110
#3  0x0000000000746a3c in zend_do_fcall_common_helper_SPEC 
(execute_data=0x7ffff7e8ab58) at /usr/src/php-5.3.3/Zend/zend_vm_execute.h:316
#4  0x000000000071ebd8 in execute (op_array=0x10b4380) at /usr/src/php-
#5  0x00000000006f982a in zend_execute_scripts (type=8, retval=<value optimized 
out>, file_count=3) at /usr/src/php-5.3.3/Zend/zend.c:1194
#6  0x00000000006a80ed in php_execute_script (primary_file=<value optimized 
out>) at /usr/src/php-5.3.3/main/main.c:2260
#7  0x000000000078064e in main (argc=<value optimized out>, argv=<value 
optimized out>) at /usr/src/php-5.3.3/sapi/cli/php_cli.c:1192


create-odbc-null-crash.patch (last revision 2010-10-07 07:22 UTC by crewone at gmail dot com)

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 [2010-10-07 02:26 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2010-10-07 02:26 UTC]
Duplicated of bug #52554
 [2010-10-30 00:53 UTC] lindoja at juno dot com
I've also experienced ODBC crashing PHP when the result set contains a Null (and sometimes even when it does not).  This occurs when accessing NUMBER fields in a Pervasive database via an ODBC DSN.

The workaround I found is to add zero or an empty string to the start of the results rather than returning them directly.

i.e. instead of 'Select "MyNumber","MyString" FROM "MyTable"', you'd do this:
'Select 0 + "MyNumber" As "MyNumber", '' + "MyString" As "MyString" FROM "MyTable"'
 [2010-10-30 09:41 UTC] crewone at gmail dot com
Weird that nobody seems to fix this, even though the fix is simple and available.
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