eval() with base64_decode causes segfault

Bug #594696 reported by Matthew Chambers on 2010-06-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
php5 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: php5

Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.2
  Version table:
     5.3.2-1ubuntu4.2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Packages
     5.3.2-1ubuntu4 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages

    //echo base64_encode('printf("output text");'); // Generates the string used below
    eval(base64_decode('cHJpbnRmKCJvdXRwdXQgdGV4dCIpOw==')); // Should print 'output text'

I should also say making the following change does not cause a segfault and the code works as expected.

    //echo base64_encode('printf("output text");'); // Generates the string used below
    $decoded = base64_decode('cHJpbnRmKCJvdXRwdXQgdGV4dCIpOw==');
    eval($decoded); // Should print 'output text', and it does!

root@ripley:/var/www# dpkg -l | grep php
ii libapache2-mod-php5 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.2 server-side, HTML-embedded scripting languag
ii php5-common 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.2 Common files for packages built from the php
ii php5-mysql 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.2 MySQL module for php5
ii php5-xdebug 2.0.5-1ubuntu1 Xdebug Module for PHP 5

This is actually a problem with xdebug it appears:

(gdb) bt
#0 0x00007f2c59235022 in ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1 0x00000000005f9e59 in php_addcslashes (str=0x3c0656d988681c07 <Address 0x3c0656d988681c07 out of bounds>, length=0, new_length=0x0, should_free=1, what=0x7f2c581cdaea "'\\", wlength=6)
    at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.2/ext/standard/string.c:3121
#2 0x00007f2c581c1acb in xdebug_var_export (struc=0x7fff8205e3b8, str=0x7fff8205e3c0, level=1, debug_zval=0, options=0x1585090) at /build/buildd/xdebug-2.0.5/build-php5/xdebug_var.c:283
#3 0x00007f2c581c1f8e in xdebug_get_zval_value (val=0x155bd10, debug_zval=0, options=0x1585090) at /build/buildd/xdebug-2.0.5/build-php5/xdebug_var.c:365
#4 0x00007f2c581a727e in add_stack_frame (zdata=0x7f2c5bdbb068, op_array=0x155d238, type=2) at /build/buildd/xdebug-2.0.5/build-php5/xdebug.c:1081
#5 0x00007f2c581a8984 in xdebug_execute (op_array=0x155d238) at /build/buildd/xdebug-2.0.5/build-php5/xdebug.c:1512
#6 0x00000000006d165c in ZEND_INCLUDE_OR_EVAL_SPEC_VAR_HANDLER (execute_data=0x7f2c5bdbb068) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.2/Zend/zend_vm_execute.h:8576
#7 0x00000000006bd400 in execute (op_array=0x155c710) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.2/Zend/zend_vm_execute.h:104
#8 0x00007f2c581a8b9e in xdebug_execute (op_array=0x155c710) at /build/buildd/xdebug-2.0.5/build-php5/xdebug.c:1562
#9 0x000000000069512d in zend_execute_scripts (type=0, retval=0x7fff8205e920, file_count=3) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.2/Zend/zend.c:1266
#10 0x0000000000640d98 in php_execute_script (primary_file=0x2) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.2/main/main.c:2288
#11 0x0000000000726236 in main (argc=0, argv=0x1) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.2/sapi/cli/php_cli.c:1196

Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2010-06-16
Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed

xdebug built from latest SVN snapshot does not have this issue. http://bugs.xdebug.org/view.php?id=586

Ubuntu is using the latest stable version already. Hopefully a new stable release is made soon.

Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

This should be fixed in natty please re-open if you cant reproduce it there.


Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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