firefox-bin crashed with SIGSEGV because of Icedtea Java plugin

Bug #512865 reported by josa on 2010-01-26
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

I have just made todays update of Ubuntu Lucid and as part of this there where Firefox 3.6. After that Firefox will not start at work. For a short while I see the startpage, but that is all.
Installed Epiphany as prefered browser to report this.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Tue Jan 26 17:17:26 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox-bin
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
ProcCmdline: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox-bin
ProcCwd: /home/josa
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-11.15-generic
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: firefox
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Title: firefox-bin crashed with SIGSEGV
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-11-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2358): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2358): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2416): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (synaptic:6186): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_view_unref_tree_helper: assertion `node != NULL' failed
 (synaptic:6186): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_view_unref_tree_helper: assertion `node != NULL' failed
 Segfault happened at: 0x7fc0c394364b <raise+43>: cmp $0xfffffffffffff000,%rax
 PC (0x7fc0c394364b) ok
 source "$0xfffffffffffff000" ok
 destination "%rax" ok
 SP (0x7fff74123d98) ok
 Reason could not be automatically determined.
SegvReason: Reason could not be automatically determined.

josa (johnny-sander) wrote :
josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

Does nobinonly in package name mean that it is not intended to work? If so, it should not show up in update manager. So I guess it doesn't.

josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

In the terminal it now says

josa@josa-desktop:~$ firefox
Attempting to load libmoonloaderxpi
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

According to
I should run in debugger using
gdb /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox 2>&1 | tee /tmp/gdb-firefox.txt

I have used gdb before but doing so now I only get this and I can not run in gdb.
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.0.1-ubuntu
"/usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox": not in executable format: File format not recognized
(gdb) run
Starting program:
No executable file specified.
Use the "file" or "exec-file" command.

I must be doing something very wrong.

josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

Made a strace. Hope it useful somehow

josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

Also, the icon of firefox in the list at the top is gone.

I have tried removing and reinstalling Firefox but it made no difference as far as I can see.

josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

Back at my computer today.

Figured out how to use apport-retrace and made it from the bug to crash file. Attaching 3 new trace files unpacked from this, as I do not understand the verification to append directly to bug report.

Got Firefox to work by removing Icedtea Java Plugin. After that I reinstalled it again and Firefox is still working.

josa (johnny-sander) wrote :
josa (johnny-sander) wrote :
josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

New trace files are with better debugging symbols I believe.

summary: - firefox-bin crashed with SIGSEGV
+ firefox-bin crashed with SIGSEGV because of Icedtea Java plugin
josa (johnny-sander) wrote :

Almost forgot

Version of icedtea6-plugin package is 6b17-0ubuntu2 at least now that I reinstalled it, about 10PM on jan 28.

 global constructors keyed to ()
 std::vector<std::string, std::allocator<std::string> >::reserve (this=0x10, __n=4294967295)
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Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
josa (johnny-sander) on 2010-02-23
visibility: private → public
Kees Cook (kees) on 2010-04-22
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

To all those affected,

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. This bug reported was some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu and Firefox since that time.

Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) reached end-of-life on May 9, 2013.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that was reported using currently supported versions of Ubuntu and Firefox?

Please let us know if you do otherwise this bug report will expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for firefox (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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