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Bug #80072 Cyclic unserialize in TMPVAR operand may leak
Submitted: 2020-09-07 08:53 UTC Modified: 2021-07-02 08:38 UTC
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Status: Closed Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 8.0Git-2020-09-07 (Git) OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2020-09-07 08:53 UTC]
$s = 'O:8:"stdClass":1:{s:1:"x";r:1;}';
unserialize($s) % gc_collect_cycles();

This leaks the cyclic object, as we destroy TMPVAR operands with zval_ptr_dtor_nogc(). The unserialize() implementation manually registers a GC root for the return value, but the gc_collect_cycles() call here drops it again, because the cycle is not dead at the time of the call yet.

This is oss-fuzz #25441.


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 [2021-07-02 08:38 UTC]
Another reproducer without unserialize():

$a[]=&$a == $a=&$b > gc_collect_cycles();
 [2021-07-02 13:30 UTC]
Automatic comment on behalf of nikic
Log: Fix bug #80072: Root live tmpvars after GC
 [2021-07-02 13:30 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Closed
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