MediaWiki: UploadBase::checkWarnings could throw exception on null object access
completed by: Mayank Madan
mentors: Quim Gil
MediaWiki core has this little problem that you could fix:
The function checkWarnings() in UploadBase.php calls: $localFile = $this->getLocalFile(); $filename = $localFile->getName(); But getLocalFile() will return null if the title of the upload is invalid for some reason (like it contains a blacklisted extension). This can cause an exception to be thrown. There should be a null check in there.
Bug 38222 - UploadBase::checkWarnings could throw exception on null object access
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