xcache crashes during module shutdown when used together with ionCube Loader

Bug #688041 reported by Vladimir Kolesnikov on 2010-12-09
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xcache (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When xcache is loaded a s a PHP extension:


Any attempt to execute an ionCube-encoded file crashes PHP w/backtrace like this:

#0 zm_shutdown_xcache (type=<value optimized out>, module_number=53) at /build/buildd/php5-xcache-1.3.1/xcache.c:2968
#1 0x000000000069c2df in module_destructor (module=0xf0d3a0) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.3/Zend/zend_API.c:2098
#2 0x00000000006a30e1 in zend_hash_apply_deleter (ht=0xdc0760, p=0xf0d340) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.3/Zend/zend_hash.c:813
#3 0x00000000006a3368 in zend_hash_graceful_reverse_destroy (ht=0xdc0760) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.3/Zend/zend_hash.c:848
#4 0x0000000000697045 in zend_shutdown () at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.3/Zend/zend.c:831
#5 0x00000000006427ed in php_module_shutdown () at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.3/main/main.c:2166
#6 0x000000000072625f in main (argc=-1969359736, argv=0x0) at /build/buildd/php5-5.3.3/sapi/cli/php_cli.c:1391

This happens because xCache does not validate the result of

zend_extension *ext = zend_get_extension(XCACHE_NAME);

called in zm_shutdown_xcache (PHP_MSHUTDOWN_FUNCTION(xcache))

I don't know what ionCube Loader does but zend_get_extension(XCACHE_NAME) returns NULL in this case.

When xcache tries to dereference a NULL pointer in

if (ext->shutdown) {

we get a crash.

Ubuntu: 10.10 AMD64
xCache: 1.3.0, 1.3.1

Vladimir Kolesnikov (sjinks) wrote :

Patch that solves the issue by adding a check whether ext is not NULL.

tags: added: patch
Changed in xcache:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in xcache:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xcache - 1.3.2-1

xcache (1.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream version.
    - Fixes crash with ionCube (LP: #688041).
  * Bump standards to 3.9.2.
 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 09:37:44 +0000

Changed in xcache (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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