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Bug #64130 COM obj parameters passed by reference are not updated
Submitted: 2013-02-01 19:14 UTC Modified: -
Votes:2
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:2 (100.0%)
From: bmiller dot qw at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: COM related
PHP Version: 5.4.11 OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2013-02-01 19:14 UTC] bmiller dot qw at gmail dot com
Description:
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I found that COM ByRef parameters where still being treated as ByVal parameters - only for "out of process" com objects.

I debugged the COM extension (or COM_DOTNET) and found that in function;
php_com_get_id_of_name() (in com_com.c)  
was calling "hr = ITypeInfo_GetIDsOfNames(obj->typeinfo, &olename, 1, dispid);" to get the com object dispatch id from the member name.

For out of process objects this will always return E_NOTIMPL. 
Thus the iTypeInfo object (obj->typeinfo) would be destroyed.
The final result would be that ByRef parameters would NOT be detected.

Easy fix; Just ALWAYS use the IDispatch_GetIDsOfNames and only use iTypeInfo for the ITypeInfo_GetTypeComp call - which is what we need.



Test script:
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//(need MS word) or any app that has a COM interface
$word = new COM("word.application") or die("Unable to instantiate Word");
$word->Visible = 1;
/*
In the com_com.c, place a breakpoint at: 
hr = ITypeInfo_GetIDsOfNames(obj->typeinfo, &olename, 1, dispid);
It will always return E_NOTIMPL then the code deletes obj->typeinfo which
ultimately causes the problem
*/

Expected result:
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If the com object function call used references then the variable would be changed.
Sorry I couldn't find a public COM object off hand that passed variables by reference.


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php-com-dotnet-itypeinfo-fix (last revision 2013-02-01 19:16 UTC by bmiller dot qw at gmail dot com)

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