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
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