[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #54700: wp-includes/vars.php can trigger warning

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Mon Dec 27 16:48:20 UTC 2021

#54700: wp-includes/vars.php can trigger warning
 Reporter:  janh2         |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General       |    Version:  5.8.2
 Severity:  minor         |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                |
 Some plugins are calling wp-load.php directly and handle the requests by
 hooking into actions (InfiniteWP in my case, "/wp-
 load.php?no_cache_XXXXX=1234567890", but I've seen it before in a
 different setting that I can't recall) which leads to warnings while
 setting $pagenow when using php8 (E_WARNING: Undefined array key 1 in wp-

 wp-includes/vars.php lines 25-32
 if ( is_network_admin() ) {
      preg_match( '#/wp-admin/network/?(.*?)$#i', $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
 $self_matches );
 } elseif ( is_user_admin() ) {
      preg_match( '#/wp-admin/user/?(.*?)$#i', $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
 $self_matches );
 } else {
      preg_match( '#/wp-admin/?(.*?)$#i', $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
 $self_matches );
 $pagenow = $self_matches[1];

 If the preg_match does not match, $self_matches will be an empty array.

 It's not really caused by WP (since the plugin is not using official
 APIs), but since this code can be hit in that way, I believe it should
 check whether a match has occurred.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/54700>
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