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Doc Bug #62942 Setting CURLOPT_COOKIE with curl_setopt_array problem
Submitted: 2012-08-27 01:53 UTC Modified: 2017-01-28 12:16 UTC
Votes:3
Avg. Score:3.3 ± 0.5
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (66.7%)
Same OS:1 (33.3%)
From: ben at blinkmobile dot com dot au Assigned:
Status: Open Package: cURL related
PHP Version: 5.3.16 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-08-27 01:53 UTC] ben at blinkmobile dot com dot au
Description:
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Setting CURLOPT_COOKIE with curl_setopt_array must be done before setting 
CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE or CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR.

I'm not sure if this is a bug, however I can't find documentation explaining that 
when using curl_setopt_array you need to set options in a particular order.

It was working in PHP 5.3.13, however fails in 5.3.14 + 5.3.15

A change that could have caused this is https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=61948

Test script:
---------------
$cookies = 'a=b';

// the following correctly attaches $cookies in PHP 5.3.13 but not PHP 5.3.14+
$options = array(

	CURLOPT_URL => 'http://...',
	CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE => '',
	CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR => '',
        CURLOPT_HEADER => true,
        CURLOPT_COOKIE => $cookies,
);


$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt_array($ch, $options);
curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);


// the following attaches $cookies correctly for all versions I have tested
$options = array(

	CURLOPT_URL => 'http://...',
        CURLOPT_COOKIE => $cookies,
	CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE => '',
	CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR => '',
        CURLOPT_HEADER => true,
);


$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt_array($ch, $options);
curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);


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 [2012-08-27 02:55 UTC] laruence@php.net
it's not a bug, cookie_*** options are exclusive
 [2012-08-27 03:59 UTC] ben at blinkmobile dot com dot au
Thanks Laruence. Is this documented anywhere? I couldn't find it.

Also, it appears that curl_setopt isn't enforcing the exclusivity. The following 
2 tests both attach $cookies fine on PHP 5.3.15:

$cookies = 'a=b';

$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'http://...');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIE, $cookies);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, '');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, '');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);

curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);


$cookies = 'a=b';

$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'http://...');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, '');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, '');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIE, $cookies);

curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);


I notice that the curl library between my tests was upgraded from 7.19.7 to 
7.24.0. Perhaps it was this and not https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=61948 ?

If there is documentation for this exclusivity it would be good to include a link 
here and on http://au2.php.net/manual/en/function.curl-setopt.php and 
http://au2.php.net/manual/en/function.curl-setopt-array.php because people's 
existing (however incorrect) code might break when they upgrade PHP or CURL.
 [2012-11-15 05:55 UTC] pierrick@php.net
-Package: cURL related +Package: Documentation problem
 [2012-11-15 05:55 UTC] pierrick@php.net
As mentioned by Laruence, this is not a bug, cookie_*** options are exclusive and 
libcurl don't report this kind of error so that we can report it on the user 
space.

To be documented
 [2016-06-21 18:22 UTC] cmb@php.net
Hm, I can't reproduce any of this behavior with PHP 5.2.17 (cURL
7.21.0) or PHP 5.6.15 (cURL 7.41.2) on Windows. Using both
CURLOPT_COOKIE and CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE works fine (neither the
order does matter nor whether they're set via curl_setopt() or
curl_setopt_array()).
 [2017-01-28 12:16 UTC] cmb@php.net
-Type: Bug +Type: Documentation Problem -Package: Documentation problem +Package: cURL related
 
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