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Bug #74916 include path takes / as being user's home dir
Submitted: 2017-07-13 04:12 UTC Modified: 2017-07-23 04:22 UTC
From: jmichae3 at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Unknown/Other Function
PHP Version: 7.1.7 OS: nix
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2017-07-13 04:12 UTC] jmichae3 at yahoo dot com
Description:
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include "/somefile.php";
pulls in a file from the home directory on the server (login root dir), not the html web directory you put your html files into.


Test script:
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include "/somefile.php";

Expected result:
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should include from web root
 (unless you want to run php as a general scripting language for general tasks - why not a separate command like include_webhome or include_webdir?)

Actual result:
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includes from root dir, which on windows would be c:\

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 [2017-07-13 05:24 UTC] requinix@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2017-07-13 05:24 UTC] requinix@php.net
Are you running in a chroot-ed environment?

> not the html web directory you put your html files into.
It would not do that anyways. /somefile.php will be relative to the root of the filesystem, but if you're in a chroot then "root of the filesystem" will be different from the actual root.

> why not a separate command like include_webhome or include_webdir
Add four more of those functions? No thank you. Use $_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"].
 [2017-07-23 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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 [2017-07-27 14:36 UTC] jmichae3 at yahoo dot com
it's probably centos of which I know nothing since it costs money.
 [2017-07-27 15:00 UTC] spam2 at rhsoft dot net
> it's probably centos of which I know nothing since it costs money

what are you talking about?
don't confuse CentOS with RHEL
 [2017-09-24 19:26 UTC] jmichae3 at yahoo dot com
how about making it relative to $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']?
 [2017-09-24 19:50 UTC] spam2 at rhsoft dot net
> include "/somefile.php";
> how about making it relative to $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']?

what the hell - a path startign with "/" is a *absolute path* - period

if you want a relative path just use one
if you want a sbolute path just form it properly
 
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