libxml_disable_entity_loader

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.11, PHP 7)

libxml_disable_entity_loaderDisable the ability to load external entities

Descrierea

bool libxml_disable_entity_loader ([ bool $disable = TRUE ] )

Disable/enable the ability to load external entities.

Parametri

disable

Disable (TRUE) or enable (FALSE) libxml extensions (such as DOM, XMLWriter and XMLReader) to load external entities.

Valorile întoarse

Returns the previous value.

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simonsimcity
6 years ago
Using this function you can prevent a vulnerable to Local and Remote File Inclusion attacks.

You'll see it in an example where I load and validate the following string:

<!DOCTYPE scan [<!ENTITY test SYSTEM "php://filter/read=convert.base64-encode/resource=/etc/passwd">]>
<scan>&test;</scan>

One way to prevent that the file in given back is to set this value to 0.
Please take a closer look at the release of symfony 2.0.11
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phofstetter at sensational dot ch
4 years ago
Be mindful that this also disables url loading in simplexml_load_file() and likely other libxml based functions that deal with URLs
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vavra at 602 dot cz
3 months ago
If is called
libxml_disable_entity_loader(true);

, it causes that new SoapClient(.) fails with

SOAP-ERROR: Parsing WSDL: Couldn't load from 'D:\path/dm_operations.wsdl' : failed to load external entity "D:\path/dm_operations.wsdl

because this wsdl imports a xsd as an another external file.
Tested on php 7.1.12, win x64.
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daschtour at me dot com
4 years ago
This function was reported to be not thread safe. So this might affect php-scripts on the same server.
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brendan at bloodbone dot ws
4 years ago
This also seems to have an impact on <xsl:import /> statements if this is applied when loading XSLT for the XSLTProcessor class.
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