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Bug 82967 - POST body corruption in some configurations
Summary: POST body corruption in some configurations
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: php
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 76559 77500 85386 85406 97430 97647 113369 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-29 02:43 UTC by Frank Wyton
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-07-03 11:44:45 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Send.php as requested (deleted)
2003-01-29 23:07 UTC, Frank Wyton
no flags Details

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:204 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated PHP packages are now available 2003-07-02 04:00:00 UTC

Description Frank Wyton 2003-01-29 02:43:37 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 

Description of problem:
The following code results in a corrupted upload...

<form action="send.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="5000000" />
Attachment<input type="file" name="attachment" size="20"><br>

<input type="submit" value="send">

The corrupted file is approximately twice the size of the original.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2003-01-29 10:06:05 UTC
Please attach send.php too. How big was the file you tried to upload?  

Comment 2 Frank Wyton 2003-01-29 23:07:15 UTC
Created attachment 89706 [details]
Send.php as requested

This copies the uploaded file to the original filename in the tmp directory.

This works fine on apache 1.3.23-4 running on RH8 but does not work with Apache

If the file is greater than about 2K then parts of the original are repeated in
the upload data, resulting in a corrupted file about twice the size.

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2003-02-03 10:54:19 UTC
I can't reproduce any problems using Mozilla to upload a selection of files
using that script.  What browser are you using?

Comment 4 Frank Wyton 2003-02-03 23:04:07 UTC
The behaviour occurs with both mozilla-1.2 and I.E. 6.

Some other accounts of the problem can be found at:

We asked Derek if he had found a solution, and he said that he had to revert to 
apache 1.x series.

I can't seem to find the source at the moment, but I read that it appears to be 
a problem with mod_php on the apache 2.X series, as the same version of php 
works fine with the 1.X series.

Thanks for your help,
Frank Wyton,

Comment 5 Joe Orton 2003-02-04 15:41:42 UTC
Can you get a network trace of the form upload? (e.g. using ethereal or tcpdump)
I can't reproduce this with Mozilla 1.2.1 either.

Comment 6 Frank Wyton 2003-02-10 01:50:06 UTC

It seems to work fine with the recently released php errata packages.

thanks for your help.

Frank Wyton,

Comment 7 Joe Orton 2003-02-13 09:37:34 UTC
OK, that's weird, but good.

Comment 8 Apiset Tananchai 2003-02-20 16:13:36 UTC
Please see the thread at the problem is (as
described by because /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf has 2 filters

<Files *.php>
    SetOutputFilter PHP
    SetInputFilter PHP
    LimitRequestBody 524288

replace above lines with

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

solve the problem for me 

Comment 9 Joe Orton 2003-02-20 16:23:18 UTC
Did you already have a similar AddType directive in httpd.conf? Can you attach a
 /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf which let you
reproduce the bug?

Comment 10 Apiset Tananchai 2003-02-20 16:42:23 UTC
Oh...Yes, I already have similar AddType in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf (from   
rpm, unmodified) So I just try removing  
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php  
that I added to /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf and it also work. My php.conf  
content is below  
# PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language which attempts to make it 
# easy for developers to write dynamically generated webpages. 
LoadModule php4_module modules/ 
# Cause the PHP interpreter handle files with a .php extension. 
#<Files *.php> 
#    SetOutputFilter PHP 
#    SetInputFilter PHP 
#    LimitRequestBody 524288 
#AddType application/x-httpd-php .php 
# Add index.php to the list of files that will be served as directory 
# indexes. 
DirectoryIndex index.php 

Comment 11 Joe Orton 2003-02-20 16:49:35 UTC
The default 8.0 httpd.conf does not contain an AddType for PHP - have you
upgraded from 7.x maybe?

We should be able to cope better with this config problem.

Comment 12 Apiset Tananchai 2003-02-20 17:36:40 UTC
No, not an upgrade from and oops...yes, I have modified     /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf to add that AddType for php a couple of weeks ago..    to test php-4.3, sorry.        So the solution for this problem should be removing the lines from  <Files *.php>  to  </Files>  and use  AddType application/x-httpd-php .php instead? 

Comment 13 Joe Orton 2003-02-20 17:40:58 UTC
Use either the AddType *or* the original <Files *.php> section in php, just
don't use both, as the PHP bug explains.  (They are pretty much equivalent)

Comment 14 Joe Orton 2003-06-19 10:36:27 UTC
The workaround for this bug is going to be included in a forthcoming PHP erratum.

Comment 15 Joe Orton 2003-06-19 10:39:04 UTC
*** Bug 85406 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 16 Joe Orton 2003-06-19 10:41:53 UTC
*** Bug 85386 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 17 Joe Orton 2003-06-19 14:13:38 UTC
Apologies for the noise while I tweak the Summary again.

Comment 18 Joe Orton 2003-06-26 14:57:04 UTC
*** Bug 97430 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 19 Joe Orton 2003-07-03 11:44:45 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 20 Joe Orton 2003-07-03 11:51:39 UTC
*** Bug 97647 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 21 Joe Orton 2003-07-08 15:39:10 UTC
*** Bug 76559 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 22 Joe Orton 2003-08-26 14:53:37 UTC
*** Bug 77500 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 25 Robert Scheck 2004-01-13 15:27:47 UTC
*** Bug 113369 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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