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Bug #76701 open_basedir restriction when file doesn't exist
Submitted: 2018-08-03 16:09 UTC Modified: 2018-08-03 21:12 UTC
From: qtogf8 at sambull dot org Assigned:
Status: Duplicate Package: Safe Mode/open_basedir
PHP Version: 7.0.31 OS: Debian
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2018-08-03 16:09 UTC] qtogf8 at sambull dot org
This seems to be much the same issue as #41518. But, maybe it only occurs when exactly matching a file.

i.e. When using file_exists(), I get an error along the lines of:
PHP Warning:  file_exists(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/foo/somefile.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/foo/somefile.php) in ...

Clearly, the error is wrong, when the allowed path is exactly the same as the file name. If I create the file, then the warning disappears, which proves that it is in the allowed path.


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 [2018-08-03 21:12 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Duplicate
 [2018-08-03 21:12 UTC]
See bug #52065 and all the other "related to" bugs listed in its comments.

Short explanation: in some circumstances, when PHP searches for the file and can't find it, other code incorrectly assumes the failure is because of an open_basedir restriction. The easiest example of this is with the path foo/bar when foo is a file and not a directory.
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