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Enabled Adblock Plus causes a crash of Firefox on some page

Reported by hawran on 2009-02-01
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Mozilla Firefox
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firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Go to a specific URL with a video:
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/

Then try to change a quality ("Nizka kvalita" or "Stredni kvalita" or "TV kvalita"):
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/?streamtype=WM1
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/?streamtype=WM2
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/?streamtype=WM3

With Adblock Enabled, Firefox crashes.

All core files have a backtrace as follows:
(gdb) bt
#0 0xb7d66246 in vfprintf () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#1 0xb7d8a8ec in vasprintf () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#2 0xb18f7b54 in __msg_Create () from /usr/lib/libvlc.so.0
#3 0xb19cdb1c in _fini () from /usr/lib/libvlc.so.0
#4 0x09bada18 in ?? ()
(gdb)

uname -a
Linux 2.6.24-22-generic #1 SMP Mon Nov 24 18:32:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.2
Release: 8.04

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Feb 1 12:40:44 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/home/username/executed_first:/home/username/bin_links/Linux:/u/username/bin_links/Linux:/u/username/scripts:/home/username/scripts:/home/username/bin:/opt/scripts:/opt/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/xpg4/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/xpg4/bin
 LANG=en_IE.UTF-8
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-22-generic i686

Are you sure that it only crashes with adblock because the stack trace looks just like another VLC crash

I understand it seems odd (according to the backtrace). However, I'd done a couple of tests:

1) run FF in -safe-mode => nothing happened
2) run FF and disable Adblock Plus for that domain (http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/) => nothing happened
3) run FF with Adblock Plus enabled => every click on the links I'd mentioned before means crash and a core file.

hawran (hawran.diskuse) wrote :

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Go to a specific URL with a video:
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/

Then try to change a quality ("Nizka kvalita" or "Stredni kvalita" or "TV kvalita"):
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/?streamtype=WM1
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/?streamtype=WM2
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/ct24-zive/?streamtype=WM3

With Adblock Enabled, Firefox crashes.

All core files have a backtrace as follows:
(gdb) bt
#0 0xb7d66246 in vfprintf () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#1 0xb7d8a8ec in vasprintf () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#2 0xb18f7b54 in __msg_Create () from /usr/lib/libvlc.so.0
#3 0xb19cdb1c in _fini () from /usr/lib/libvlc.so.0
#4 0x09bada18 in ?? ()
(gdb)

uname -a
Linux 2.6.24-22-generic #1 SMP Mon Nov 24 18:32:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.2
Release: 8.04

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Feb 1 12:40:44 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/home/username/executed_first:/home/username/bin_links/Linux:/u/username/bin_links/Linux:/u/username/scripts:/home/username/scripts:/home/username/bin:/opt/scripts:/opt/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/xpg4/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/xpg4/bin
 LANG=en_IE.UTF-8
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-22-generic i686

hawran (hawran.diskuse) wrote :
hawran (hawran.diskuse) wrote :

I've forgotten:
Adblock Plus: 1.0.1

hawran (hawran.diskuse) wrote :

I've just copied the bug's description to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=476353

Attempted to reproduce using Mozilla's build of Firefox 3.0.5 and Ubuntu's packages for VLC and its plugin on Kubuntu 8.04 and got no crash.

_fini usually means module unload or app shutdown....

Hi,
What about trying it with my adblock blocked sites list?
Could it help?

Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → New
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

waiting for upstream comments.
I'm not confident this is a firefox issue as apposed to adblock issue. can you please post the output of apt-cache policy adblock-plus

Changed in firefox-3.0:
status: New → Incomplete
hawran (hawran.diskuse) wrote :

Hi John,
Here we are:

...@...:/home/... $ apt-cache policy adblock-plus
adblock-plus:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.7.5.4-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
     0.7.5.4-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
...@...:/home/... $

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Please install our package and see if you can reproduce. As i recall our package didnt crash but upstream did. This was a while ago and i dont see any other bug with this issue when user is using our package.

hawran (hawran.diskuse) wrote :

Hi,
To be honest, I don't know what do you want me to do. I'm a regular user, not a linux guru, :-(

??? "install our package" ???

What am I supposed to do, please?

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Closing this task since i cant reproduce this issue in Ubuntu sing Ubuntu's package.

To install a program you would do it was you normally would using Ubuntu's archives in /etc/apt/sources.list. I suggest you open synaptic and serarcvh and use that to install packages. You not being able to install package fro Ubuntu arcive is not a firefox issue. Please reopen once you have removed the version of adblock-plus that you got from Mozilla plugins page and install Ubuntu's version and and tested to make sure it is reproducible

Changed in firefox-3.0:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Critical
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