ISPProtect ionCube Loader dependency on ARM64

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Steveorevo, Apr 21, 2022.

  1. Steveorevo

    Steveorevo Member

    First off, kudos to the creators of ISPProtect; it sounds like a great addition to run on ISPConfig.
    Unfortunately I'm having a bit of trouble running the trial on a fresh OracleCloud Ampere A1 ARM64 platform. Initially I got the following error:

    Downloading ionCube Loader for your system.
    /tmp/ioncube.tar.gz         100%[===========================================>]  11.95M  16.3MB/s    in 0.7s   
    ionCube Check succeeded.
    Failed loading /tmp/ioncube/  
    /tmp/ioncube/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
    So I proceeded to visit for install assistance and followed their manual directions for installation; I was able to download the correct binary for my platform (which is running Ubuntu 20.04 ARM64 edition); and placed the .so file in the appropriate libs folder. I then added the zend_extension ini snippet to mods-available and symlink'd them to their respect /etc/php/7.4/cli/conf.d and /etc/php/7.4/fpm/conf.d.

    Both my phpinfo in my web browser and php -i on the command line show ionCube ini parsed and loaded with the paragraph indicating
    "ionCube - Loader version 11.0.1".

    Now running ispp_scan results in no auto installation; but still errors out with:
    ionCube Check succeeded.
    Failed loading /tmp/ioncube/  
    /tmp/ioncube/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
    Warning: _il_exec((????): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /tmp/v71/ispp_scan.php on line 2
    Any ideas what's needed to run ISPProtect on ARM64 platforms? Does "ELFCLASS32" indicate a 32-bit binary that should be 64-bit? If that's the case, the suggested platform from ionCube maybe at fault. The uname -m for my platform definitely says "aarch64". Any clues would be appreciated!
  2. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Could be but why don't you simply try the 64-bit package since it is the 32-bit package shows you that error.
  3. Steveorevo

    Steveorevo Member

    Sorry, I didn't clarify. I did try the 64bit installer directly from ionCube. That is why...
    However, I did note that next to ./ispp_scan is an iconCube folder with suspect libraries in it; removal of the folder causes issn_scan to re-download what maybe the wrong libraries. Shouldn't the loaded 64-bit libraries in my php.ini take priority?
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2022
  4. Croydon

    Croydon ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Please try the following:
    Open the ispp_scan bash script and search for the line
    echo "disable_functions=" >> ${DIR}/ispp_php.ini
    Then add your loader line from global php ini to it like:
    echo "zend_extension=/path/to/yours" >> ${DIR}/ispp_php.ini
    The global php ini is mostly ignored due to issues with custom settings on many systems.
    Jesse Norell, ahrasis and Steveorevo like this.
  5. Steveorevo

    Steveorevo Member

    Okay, I found the problem; there is a bug in ./ispp_scan. Even with ionCube ARM64-bit loaded into php.ini; ./ispp_scan fails to detect it and persists with downloading 32-bit drivers to the tmp folder and uses them.
    I can "fool" ISPProtect by copying over the file.
    This means I simply copy the installed, working, 64-bit ARM compatible file at
    /usr/lib/php/20190902/ to the automated download ispp_scan uses at /tmp/ioncube//

    I've already reported and linked to this thread on via the their contact page. I'll examine the scripts they are using to bootstrap; but I don't think there is a repo for pull requests.
  6. Steveorevo

    Steveorevo Member

    Thank you Croydon; that appears to resolve the issue! :)

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