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Bug #53041 is_file() and open_basedir
Submitted: 2010-10-11 10:38 UTC Modified: 2015-06-04 14:53 UTC
Avg. Score:4.2 ± 0.9
Reproduced:12 of 13 (92.3%)
Same Version:6 (50.0%)
Same OS:3 (25.0%)
From: sunseb at live dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Duplicate Package: *Directory/Filesystem functions
PHP Version: 5.3.3 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2010-10-11 10:38 UTC] sunseb at live dot com
php.ini :

  open_basedir = /home/

directory :


script :

  is_file('/home/my_file.txt'); // TRUE.

  is_file('/home/my_file.txt/whatever'); // FALSE but "Warning: is_file():
open_basedir restriction in effect." Why this warning (open_basedir is OK) ?

Thank you ! (And sorry for my english.)


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 [2010-10-12 05:48 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Verified
 [2010-10-13 02:58 UTC] uramihsayibok at gmail dot com
Same as bugs #52065 and #44901. Reproduced on Windows.

some file function (eg, is_file) calls the C functions:
-> php_stat
-> php_check_specific_open_basedir(_ex) [1]
-> expand_filepath(_ex)
-> virtual_file_ex
-> tsrm_realpath_r [2]:
Unable to access /home/my_file.txt/whatever, [2] next checks that /home/my_file.txt exists *and is a directory*. Since it isn't a directory, everything fails all the way back up to [1], which then, assuming it was a problem specifically with the open_basedir restriction, issues the warning.
 [2011-01-07 14:08 UTC] sjon at react dot com
this problem still occurs in 5.3.5
 [2011-02-01 19:06 UTC] mjk at emmjaykay dot org
I setup my machine as described in this bug and changed my /etc/php.ini so that open_basedir = /home/, mkdir /home/my_file.txt and did a touch /home/my_file.txt/whatever. I then ran this script

var_dump (is_file("/home/my_file.txt"));
var_dump (is_file("/home/my_file.txt/whatever"));

and got this


Is there another change I need to make to php.ini or something I'm missing?
 [2011-02-02 12:39 UTC] sjon at react dot com
apart from you not reproducing the bug correctly (my_file.txt should obviously be a file, not a directory), this seems to have been fixed by now.

I suspect this to fix it:
 [2011-02-02 17:26 UTC] mjk at emmjaykay dot org
My apologies. But it says "directory: /home/my_file.txt" so I the directions were a little unclear. sry
 [2011-02-26 22:32 UTC] info at riastudio dot fr
Still occurs in 5.3.5, more than annoying when you have a lot of vhosts with 
open_basedir + error_reporting E_ALL
 [2011-07-21 07:59 UTC] kev at dewsolutions dot co dot uk
Still occurs in PHP 5.3.6.

to replicate:
ini_set('display_errors', 1);

echo 'testing open basedir problems <br />';

// append text to current directory name which should be the dir of open_basedir to trigger open_basedir warning
echo 'checking ' . dirname(__FILE__) . 'test <br />';
var_dump(file_exists(dirname(__FILE__) . 'test'));

// no warning should occur here whether index.php exists or not
echo 'checking ' . dirname(__FILE__) . '/index.php <br />';
var_dump(file_exists(dirname(__FILE__) . '/index.php'));

// if index.php exists a open_basedir warning will be thrown
echo 'checking ' . dirname(__FILE__) . '/index.php/test <br />';
var_dump(file_exists(dirname(__FILE__) . '/index.php/test'));
 [2011-07-21 10:57 UTC]
-Status: Verified +Status: Feedback
 [2011-07-21 10:57 UTC]
@kev at dewsolutions dot co dot uk


dirname(__FILE__) . '/index.php/test'

I suppose that index.php is a file, right?
 [2013-02-18 00:34 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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we assume that you are no longer experiencing the problem.
If this is not the case and you are able to provide the
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change the status of the bug back to "Open". Thank you.
 [2014-03-06 14:27 UTC] lav at etersoft dot ru
Still reproduced on

Still said about open_basedir restriction when checking the path contains real file instead dir in the middle of the path.


where /home/my_file.txt is a real file.
 [2015-06-04 14:53 UTC]
-Status: No Feedback +Status: Duplicate -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2015-06-04 14:53 UTC]
This is a duplicate of bug #52065.
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