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Bug #7472 problem with strip_tags() function
Submitted: 2000-10-25 23:06 UTC Modified: 2002-09-21 12:39 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: kjackson at gpu dot srv dot ualberta dot ca Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 4.3.0-dev OS: linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2000-10-25 23:06 UTC] kjackson at gpu dot srv dot ualberta dot ca
This bug causes strip_tags to stop stripping php tags, if your string contains the following in a <?php?> delimiter.

"title = \"([^\"]+)\""

echo strip_tags("
		if (eregi(\"title = \\\"([^\\\"]+)\", $x, $y))
			echo \"foobar\";

will result in only aghh1 being reported when aghh2 should clearly be as well


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 [2000-10-25 23:09 UTC] kjackson at gpu dot srv dot ualberta dot ca
oops, did not escape dollar signs. Doing so does not effect results.
 [2001-02-10 15:14 UTC]
it is the unbalanced quotes that causes this. smaller example:

echo strip_tags("first <?echo \"\\\"\"?> second");

refiling against 4.0, although it would be nice if any fix were backported.

(or the behavior could be documented.)
 [2002-01-22 07:34 UTC] martin at humany dot com
Bug still exists in PHP 4.1.1, tested under Linux 2.4 and Windows XP with:

echo strip_tags("first <?echo \"\\\"\"?> second");
 [2002-01-22 07:54 UTC]
Version updated
 [2002-07-29 09:16 UTC]
Verified on Compaq Tru64/Alpha
 [2002-07-29 17:12 UTC]
looked at php_strip_tags, The state machine is tracking "'s, )'s and ('s. I don't know if this is necessary. Can fix by simply removing that code. Emailed dev list asking for any further info.
 [2002-09-19 20:54 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
For Windows:

Cannot replicate the bug with latest CVS, using test case in the original report or subsequent reports.
 [2002-09-21 04:44 UTC]
  $result_strip_tags = strip_tags("first <?echo \"\\\"\"?> second");
  echo "\n$result_strip_tags\n";

still results in

sebastian@linux:~> /usr/local/bin/php strip_tags.php

 [2002-09-21 12:39 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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