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Bug #5920 strange use of open_basedir string
Submitted: 2000-08-02 13:03 UTC Modified: 2005-03-31 16:13 UTC
From: karel at econnect dot cz Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Other
PHP Version: 3.0.16 OS: Redhat 6.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2000-08-02 13:03 UTC] karel at econnect dot cz
Example from php3.ini:

open_basedir = /home/www/test/no_such_dir

If there is no subdirectory named no_such_dir 
on the filesystem, one would except that PHP does not 
allow to open any files. But PHP allows to open files 
within /home/www/test.

In other words PHP uses the longest substring from 
open_basedir that represents a valid directory name.

This can cause security problem.

I did not test doc_root or other similar lines in php3.ini, 
that could suffer the same problem.

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