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Bug #7987 POST/GET: string with NULL values not parsed correctly
Submitted: 2000-11-27 02:28 UTC Modified: 2000-12-12 05:53 UTC
From: andbe611 at student dot liu dot se Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: HTTP related
PHP Version: 4.0.3pl1 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2000-11-27 02:28 UTC] andbe611 at student dot liu dot se
When posting a string like this:

The $HTTP_POST_VARS["var"] only contains "hello".

I use php.ini-dist
'--with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs' '--with-config-file-path=/usr/local/apache/conf' '--with-mysql' '--enable-track-vars' '--enable-ftp' '--enable-wddx'


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 [2000-11-27 02:44 UTC] andbe611 at student dot liu dot se
Ok, I might have been to brief.
I have an application posting the string "var=hello%00world" to a script:
print $HTTP_POST_VARS["var"];
And the "var" gets trucated at the NULL character.
(I've tried it with and without magic_quotes_gpc)
 [2000-11-27 06:28 UTC]
are you sure they get truncated?
please echo strlen($HTTP_POST_VARS["var"]) *before* the
other output and please don't use NS 4.x it is known to
truncate an unknown number of bytes after a \0 string,
NS6,IE will work...
 [2000-11-27 06:34 UTC]
maybe duplicate of 7621
 [2000-11-27 11:38 UTC] andbe611 at student dot liu dot se
Here is a short script that shows the problem. (I guess I should have posted thins in my first bugreport, sorry)
The script null_string.php gets called with:

$works= "hello\x00world";
$fp = fopen("file.txt","w");

file.txt opened in an hex editor:

hex: 68 65 6C 6C 6F 00 77 6F-72 6C 64 0A 68 65 6C 6C 6F 0A

The $works is saved with the null value, but the $truncated in the get request gets truncated by php.
 [2000-11-28 09:24 UTC] andbe611 at student dot liu dot se
Ok, I found this in:
php_variables.c row 202
/* FIXME: XXX: not binary safe, discards returned length */
php_url_decode(var, strlen(var));
php_url_decode(val, strlen(val));
php_register_variable(var, val, array_ptr ELS_CC PLS_CC);

So I guess you are already aware of the problem.

 [2000-12-12 05:53 UTC]
Fixed in CVS.
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