firefox segmentation fault/crash when opening website

Bug #15515 reported by evan on 2005-04-14
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Medium
Thom May

Bug Description

Description: firefox segmentation fault/crash when opening website

I tried the following steps several times, and it crashes after step 2) or after
step 3). Sometimes it doesn't crash (probality 1/2 is seems), I don't really
understand...

1) open mozilla-firefox
2) go to http://info.club-corsica.com/index.php?art=67onfray001
3) click on the link named "réagissez à cet article" (the first link just below
the text). The corresponding URL is
http://info.club-corsica.com/index.php?rub=message&idc=

(please pay attention to the contents of the website, I think what is written on
it is really dumb, but it is not the question (^_^))

I launched it from a concole. Here is the output that I get (crashes after
step.3). I think that it isn't very helpful, so if you can tell me how to make
it more verbose... :)

----
evan@evan:~ $ firefox --verbose
FIREFOX_DSP=
APPLICATION_ID=firefox
CMDLINE_DISPLAY=
DISPLAY=:0.0
REMOTE=0
TRY_USE_EXIST=0
OPTIONS=
DEBUG=0
DEBUGGER=
Running: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin -a firefox -remote 'ping()'
PING_STATUS=2
Cleaning user profile
Running: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin -a firefox
ERROR: readsharp syntax not handled

NP_Initialize
New
open dsp: No such file or directory
SetWindow
SetWindow
SetWindow
NewStream
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
DestroyStream
New
SetWindow
SetWindow
SetWindow
NewStream
WriteReady
Write
DestroyStream
Destroy
Destroy
Segmentation fault
evan@evan:~ $

----

Another output (crash after step.3)
----
evan@evan:~ $ firefox --verbose
FIREFOX_DSP=
APPLICATION_ID=firefox
CMDLINE_DISPLAY=
DISPLAY=:0.0
REMOTE=0
TRY_USE_EXIST=0
OPTIONS=
DEBUG=0
DEBUGGER=
Running: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin -a firefox -remote 'ping()'
PING_STATUS=2
Cleaning user profile
Running: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin -a firefox
ERROR: readsharp syntax not handled

NP_Initialize
New
open dsp: No such file or directory
SetWindow
SetWindow
SetWindow
NewStream
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
DestroyStream
free(): invalid pointer 0x8e0b7b8!
Destroy
NP_Shutdown
NP_Initialize
New
open dsp: No such file or directory
SetWindow
SetWindow
SetWindow
NewStream
WriteReady
Write
DestroyStream
Segmentation fault
evan@evan:~ $
----

Other output when it doesn't crash
----
evan@evan:~ $ firefox --verbose
FIREFOX_DSP=
APPLICATION_ID=firefox
CMDLINE_DISPLAY=
DISPLAY=:0.0
REMOTE=0
TRY_USE_EXIST=0
OPTIONS=
DEBUG=0
DEBUGGER=
Running: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin -a firefox -remote 'ping()'
PING_STATUS=2
Cleaning user profile
Running: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin -a firefox
ERROR: readsharp syntax not handled

NP_Initialize
New
open dsp: No such file or directory
SetWindow
SetWindow
SetWindow
NewStream
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
DestroyStream
free(): invalid pointer 0x8f37330!
Destroy
NP_Shutdown
NP_Initialize
New
open dsp: No such file or directory
SetWindow
SetWindow
SetWindow
NewStream
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
WriteReady
Write
DestroyStream
Destroy
NP_Shutdown

evan (evan-monroig) wrote :

(In reply to comment #0)
> (please pay attention to the contents of the website, I think what is written on
> it is really dumb, but it is not the question (^_^))

Of course I meant "don't pay attention"...

Daniel Robitaille (robitaille) wrote :

It works for me. But that web page contains a flash ad (middle top of the
screen). I just wonder if that page crashes or not depending of which ad you
are getting; it my case it was always the same one this morning: an ad for the
site www.corse.fr which worked fine on my machine.

And maybe the crashes are triggered by that ad when trying to produce a sound on
your machine (notice the "open dsp: No such file or directory" errors in your
report; that's sound related). Do you have a flash plugin installed in your
firefox? Can you crash on that web site with your plugins disabled or if that
ad is blocked before being displayed? (in my case this blocked the ad:
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/adblock)

evan (evan-monroig) wrote :

(In reply to comment #2)
You must be right. Today I tried the same website more than 10 times, and it
didn't crash (with or without flashplayer). So I guess that it was because of a
specific ad that is not here today...

By the way, the version of flashplayer that I use is 7.0.25-0.0 from multiverse
(not the 7.0.25-woody0.0 from marillat).

If there is nothing more that we can do, I guess that we can close the bug and I
will reopen it if I come accross the same kind of problem, this time paying
attention to plugins :)...

Daniel Robitaille (robitaille) wrote :

Ok. Closing this bug.

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