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Bug #68488 When running encrypted script BLENC searches for "blenc.key_file" in a wrong dir
Submitted: 2014-11-24 07:35 UTC Modified: 2017-01-10 08:32 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (33.3%)
Same OS:1 (33.3%)
From: czarek dot tomczak at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: BLENC (PECL)
PHP Version: 5.4.35 OS: Windows 7 64bit
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2014-11-24 07:35 UTC] czarek dot tomczak at gmail dot com
I am setting "blenc.key_file" in php.ini to a relative path:


If I do so and run the encrypted script then it cannot find __blenc_keys file and an error occurs:

    Fatal error: blenc_compile: Validation of script 
    'C:\phpdesktop\phpdesktop-chrome\www\my_source_encoded.php' failed,
    cannot execute. in Unknown on line 0

It seems that when running encrypted script BLENC thinks that current directory is php/.

This behavior is inconsistent, because when running normal php script (not encrypted, resides in www/encrypt.php), then BLENC finds the blenc keys file just fine in www/ directory. But when you run encrypted "www/my_source_encoded.php" then it looks for blenc keys file in php/ directory.

I know that it's best to use an absolute path and it will work fine, but this is still a bug that can cause headache.

I can make it work with relative path using this trick:


This works for both cases whether BLENC thinks current directory is www/ or php/ (assuming that both these dirs have common upper directory eg. phpdesktop/www/ and phpdesktop/php/ in my case).

Tested with BLENC 1.1.4b.
Using Mongoose 3.9 webserver and PHP CGI.


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 [2014-11-24 08:51 UTC] czarek dot tomczak at gmail dot com
-Summary: When running encrypted script BLENC searches for "blenc.key_file" in php/ dir +Summary: When running encrypted script BLENC searches for "blenc.key_file" in a wrong dir
 [2014-11-24 08:51 UTC] czarek dot tomczak at gmail dot com
I was wrong about BLENC searching for blenc keys file in php/ directory, when running encrypted script. It really looks for that file in application's executable directory. In my case I'm using PHP Desktop GUI framework to create a desktop application. The structure of files/dirs is following:


When "blenc.key_file" is set to "./__blenc_keys" and running "phpdesktop/www/my_source_encoded.php" then BLENC expects the file to be in this path:

 [2017-01-10 08:32 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2017-01-10 08:32 UTC]
I'm suspending the reports for BLENC as it doesn't seem to have stalled (looking at both repositories I could find on and github) and it does not seem compatible with any currently supported version of PHP either. Please unsuspend in case someone takes over this extension
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