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Bug #81537 Error in regular expression using negation.
Submitted: 2021-10-18 08:32 UTC Modified: 2021-12-01 15:11 UTC
From: jansverre at uffe dot no Assigned:
Status: Verified Package: PCRE related
PHP Version: 8.0.11 OS: Ubuntu Linux 20.04
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2021-10-18 08:32 UTC] jansverre at uffe dot no
Regular expression that *should* match a text does not match it. In the code sample, the second preg_match will match the link in the string, but not the first, and the only difference is that the input string contains an extra 'a' letter.

Test script:
$regex = '/(^|[\n\s\>\\";]+)([^ \,"\t\n\r<>;]+\.[^ \,\"\t\n\r<]+)/iu';

$text = 'This is a normal text., VG';
preg_match_all($regex, $text, $matches);

$text = 'This is normal text., VG';
preg_match_all($regex, $text, $matches);

Expected result:
Both $matches should contain the link

Actual result:
Only the last $matches contains the link.


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 [2021-10-18 08:43 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Verified
 [2021-10-18 08:43 UTC]
This is a PCRE JIT issue (<> vs.
 [2021-12-01 15:11 UTC]
This is apparently fixed in PCRE2 10.39 (or maybe earlier),
bundled as of PHP 8.1.1.  I'm not sure whether we should update
PHP-8.0 to this PCRE2 version.
 [2022-01-04 22:08 UTC] sebastiaodomingos05 at gmail dot com
As I can see, it is rather related to an extra space after adding the letter 'a'.
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