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Bug #71276 Built-in webserver does not send Date header
Submitted: 2016-01-04 17:04 UTC Modified: 2016-06-02 11:19 UTC
Votes:5
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 1.1
Reproduced:4 of 4 (100.0%)
Same Version:4 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (25.0%)
From: me at derrabus dot de Assigned: ab
Status: Closed Package: Built-in web server
PHP Version: 7.0.1 OS: OS X
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2016-01-04 17:04 UTC] me at derrabus dot de
Description:
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According to RFC 7231, the Date header is mandatory for HTTP responses. It should contain "the best available approximation of the date and time of message generation".

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7231#section-7.1.1.2

Usually, it's the webserver's task to add this header. For instance, the header is magically present in responses coming from an Apache webserver with mod_php.

PHP's build-in webserver on the other hand does not add that header.

Strangely enough, it sends a Host header with the response (copied from the request), although that header is afaik a request-only header.

Test script:
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php -S localhost:8080 any-script.php

Expected result:
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GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:36:54 GMT
Content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

<!-- The actual content -->

Actual result:
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GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Host: localhost
Connection: close
X-Powered-By: PHP/7.0.1
Content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

<!-- The actual content -->

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 [2016-06-02 11:19 UTC] ab@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: ab
 [2016-06-02 11:19 UTC] ab@php.net
PR merged.

Thanks.
 
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