VBoxSVC crashed with SIGABRT in __libc_message()

Bug #1131738 reported by Bruce Pieterse on 2013-02-22
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
virtualbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Started up virtualbox, I let it run for a few minutes and then shut the virtual machine down via the OS shutdown option. Error occurred shortly after the virtualbox window was closed.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: virtualbox 4.1.22-dfsg-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-7.15-generic 3.8.0
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-7-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.8-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Feb 22 15:28:12 2013
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxSVC
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-09-27 (147 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120823.1)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcCmdline: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxSVC --auto-shutdown
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Signal: 6
SourcePackage: virtualbox
 raise () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 abort () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
Title: VBoxSVC crashed with SIGABRT in raise()
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-02-13 (9 days ago)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

Bruce Pieterse (octoquad) wrote :

 __libc_message (do_abort=do_abort@entry=2, fmt=fmt@entry=0x7f551caa5860 "*** Error in `%s': %s: 0x%s ***\n") at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/libc_fatal.c:199
 malloc_printerr (action=3, str=0x7f551caa1808 "corrupted double-linked list", ptr=<optimized out>) at malloc.c:4902
 _int_free (av=0x7f5508000020, p=0x7f550801ac30, have_lock=0) at malloc.c:3903
 VBoxNsprPR_Free (ptr=ptr@entry=0x7f550801acf0) at /build/buildd/virtualbox-4.1.22-dfsg/src/libs/xpcom18a4/nsprpub/pr/src/malloc/prmem.c:507
 VBoxNsprPR_DestroyLock (lock=0x7f550801acf0) at /build/buildd/virtualbox-4.1.22-dfsg/src/libs/xpcom18a4/nsprpub/pr/src/pthreads/ptsynch.c:186

Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - VBoxSVC crashed with SIGABRT in raise()
+ VBoxSVC crashed with SIGABRT in __libc_message()
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
Logan Rosen (logan) on 2013-03-11
information type: Private → Public
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
LAZA (laza74) wrote :

I got this crash with an fresh installed Trusty 32 bit and VB via Synaptic - StracktraceTop looks a bit different to mine.
If i should open up a new bug report please ping me back.

Dmytro (dmytro-bobkov) wrote :

Also happens on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

John Center (john-center) wrote :

This just happened to me on trusty, amd64, virtualbox 4.3.16. I wasn't using the vmat the time, I had stepped away for about an hour & returned to see the apport message.

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