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Bug 1496713 - nautilus-desktop crashes when accessing properties of image file
Summary: nautilus-desktop crashes when accessing properties of image file
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nautilus
Version: 7.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Carlos Soriano
QA Contact: Desktop QE
: 1474848 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 1477211
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-09-28 08:07 UTC by Rik Theys
Modified: 2021-06-10 13:08 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nautilus-3.22.3-5.el7
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Last Closed: 2018-04-10 13:04:05 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
image that triggers this issue (954.60 KB, image/jpeg)
2017-09-28 08:07 UTC, Rik Theys
no flags Details
Add missing xmp_init() to nautilus-desktop main() (1.42 KB, patch)
2017-10-06 10:30 UTC, Nikola Forró
no flags Details | Diff
Patch to apply to the spec for rhel-7.5 (3.43 KB, patch)
2017-11-02 19:24 UTC, Carlos Soriano
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:0770 0 None None None 2018-04-10 13:05:33 UTC

Description Rik Theys 2017-09-28 08:07:20 UTC
Created attachment 1331822 [details]
image that triggers this issue

Description of problem:

The nautilus desktop crashes when a users right clicks on an image that is stored on the desktop and selects properties.

The first time, the icons on the desktop are gone and come back after a second or so. The second time, the entire desktop session crashes.

[44195.865596] nautilus-deskto[17559]: segfault at 10 ip 00007fe21593a890 sp 00007fffee03c388 error 4 in libexempi.so.3.2.2[7fe2158b5000+115000]

This looks similar to the bug reported in the ubuntu bug tracker:


According to that report, it should be fixed in 2.1.1, so it may still be another bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in on the default gnome session of RHEL 7.4
2. Copy a png or jpg file to your ~/Desktop
3. Right-click the file and select properties
4. Repeat step 3

Actual results:
GNOME session crashes after doing it twice

Expected results:
Dialog that shows the properties of the image.

Additional info:
In case this bug depends on the content of the image file, in attach an image that easily reproduces the issue here.

Comment 2 Nikola Forró 2017-10-06 10:29:52 UTC
This needs to be fixed in Nautilus. It crashes because exempi is not initialized.

Comment 3 Nikola Forró 2017-10-06 10:30:20 UTC
Created attachment 1335204 [details]
Add missing xmp_init() to nautilus-desktop main()

Comment 4 Oliver Ilian 2017-10-26 08:20:44 UTC
Do we have any idea when an update will be available for RHEL 7?

Comment 5 Carlos Soriano 2017-10-26 13:50:46 UTC
Thanks Nikola for the patch, it looks good. We have a similar fix upstream.

Regarding 7.4, it depends on product management approval. I'm happy to apply patch + build if you manage to convince product management.

Comment 6 Carlos Soriano 2017-11-02 19:24:29 UTC
Created attachment 1347103 [details]
Patch to apply to the spec for rhel-7.5

Comment 7 Carlos Soriano 2017-11-02 19:24:56 UTC
Scratch build with the patch: https://brewweb.engineering.redhat.com/brew/taskinfo?taskID=14450852

Comment 8 Carlos Soriano 2017-11-02 19:25:45 UTC
Now it's up to you to convince pm to have this in the version you want :)

Comment 10 Carlos Soriano 2017-11-30 12:50:42 UTC
Hey Vinay, here is a new one. https://brewweb.engineering.redhat.com/brew/taskinfo?taskID=14653925

Comment 11 Carlos Soriano 2017-11-30 12:51:03 UTC
It's based on rhel 7.5, but it shouldn't be a problem

Comment 13 zosy 2018-01-05 07:21:33 UTC
same issue here in centos 7.4.1708, hope to fix it .

Comment 14 Nikola Forró 2018-01-29 15:58:26 UTC
*** Bug 1474848 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 15 Michal Odehnal 2018-01-30 08:03:33 UTC
(In reply to Nikola Forró from comment #3)
> Created attachment 1335204 [details]
> Add missing xmp_init() to nautilus-desktop main()

Scratch build with this patch fixes the issue for me.

Comment 20 errata-xmlrpc 2018-04-10 13:04:05 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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