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Bug #75978 Improper parsing
Submitted: 2018-02-18 19:49 UTC Modified: 2018-02-20 02:39 UTC
From: fwilliams22 at gmail dot com Assigned: peehaa (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Windows/Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2018-02-18 19:49 UTC] fwilliams22 at gmail dot com
"CVS" string processing fails to properly parse " (quote) delimited fields.
delimited fields containing an ' (apostrophe) fail to parse correctly.  Appears that parser recognizes an embedded apostrophe as a field delimiter.

My workaround is:

while (($data = fgets($handle, 500))) {
	$data = str_replace("'","\\'",$data);				
        $data = str_getcsv($data, ",",'"');
	$query = "INSERT INTO `address` 
           (`fname`,`lname`,`address`,`city`,`state`," .
           " VALUES '$data[0]','$data[1]','$data[2]','$data[3]'," .
	$result = $db->exec($query);

Not all test cases seem to fail.  I have had to use the above workaround to update a MySQL table.  The below example test script seems to have worked leaving "\\'" in the test field?

Anyhow that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Could be the issue is in the PDO MySQL driver?

One of 'em needs more testing.

Test script:
$data = "\"Got'ta apostrophe you can spare?\"";
$data = str_replace("'","\\'",$data);				
$data = str_getcsv($data, ",",'"');


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 [2018-02-18 20:00 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2018-02-18 20:00 UTC]
It's a bit hard to understand what the problem is reporting, but by the looks of it it's just an SQL injection by yourself?

Use prepared statements so you don't have these problems.
 [2018-02-18 20:01 UTC]
> "CVS" string processing fails to properly parse " (quote) delimited fields.

Works fine:
 [2018-02-18 20:24 UTC] spam2 at rhsoft dot net
hell, learn about value escaping which are basics when you deal with databases

every non hardcoded input is untrusted and bad until the opposite is prove3
 [2018-02-20 02:39 UTC]
-Status: Feedback +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: peehaa
 [2018-02-20 02:39 UTC]
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