PHP Floating Point Bug Crashes Servers
Posted on: 01/05/2011 06:51 PM

PC World posted a news story that a bug in the PHP scripting language could crash Web servers with large floating point numbers

PHP Floating Point Bug Crashes Servers


A newly unearthed bug in certain versions of the PHP scripting language could crash servers when the software is given the task of converting a large floating point number, raising the possibility that the glitch could be exploited by hackers.

The bug will cause the PHP processing software to enter an infinite loop when it tries to convert the series of digits "2.2250738585072011e-308" from the string format into the floating point format.



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