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Bug #78708 ftp_login doesn't work with colon (:) in password
Submitted: 2019-10-21 09:16 UTC Modified: 2019-10-21 12:21 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
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From: julien dot chavee at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: FTP related
PHP Version: 7.3.10 OS: CentOS
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2019-10-21 09:16 UTC] julien dot chavee at gmail dot com
The PHP function ftp_login() return false with the following warning when the password contains the character colon (:):

"PHP Warning:  ftp_login(): 500"

Test script:
$connection = ftp_connect(

if($connection !== false) {
	$login = ftp_login(

if($login === true) {
	echo 'Success';
} else {
	echo 'Failed';

Expected result:
Display 'Success'

Actual result:
Display 'Failed' with the warning "PHP Warning:  ftp_login(): 500"


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 [2019-10-21 10:02 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2019-10-21 10:02 UTC]
Would it work, if you passed the following as $password:

 [2019-10-21 12:13 UTC] julien dot chavee at gmail dot com

I tried but unfortunately it doesn't work. The warning is not the same but we still can't connect:

"PHP Warning:  ftp_login(): Login authentication failed"
 [2019-10-21 12:21 UTC]
-Status: Feedback +Status: Open -Assigned To: cmb +Assigned To:
 [2019-10-21 12:21 UTC]
Thanks for checking, anyway!
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