Bug 195642 - glibc detected invalid pointer
glibc detected invalid pointer
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2006-06-16 06:34 EDT by Simon Goodall
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:08 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: firefox-
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Last Closed: 2007-07-22 04:37:08 EDT
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Backtrace from firefox (4.60 KB, text/plain)
2006-06-16 06:34 EDT, Simon Goodall
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Description Simon Goodall 2006-06-16 06:34:19 EDT
Description of problem:
I just updated to the latest firefox rpm ( I ran firefox from the
command line (just firefox). It went through its automatic extension check and
then I manually updated my extensions (no updates) and themes (one update to the
current theme). I then quit firefox to restart for the theme update to take
place. In the terminal I launched firefox from I noticed there was a backtrace.
I've attached the bt to this report.

Subsequent runs of firefox have not yielded any more stack traces. So presumably
its an artifact of the update.

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Theme was "Mostly Crystal" version This was upgraded to version
Comment 1 Simon Goodall 2006-06-16 06:34:19 EDT
Created attachment 131033 [details]
Backtrace from firefox
Comment 2 Simon Goodall 2006-06-16 13:17:16 EDT
I have just tried this on another machine and reproduced the results. This was
again updating from the previous rpm, checking for both extensions and themes
(and updating the mostly crystal theme). When I quit firefox, the backtrace appears.
Comment 3 Tethys 2007-01-17 12:17:31 EST
I just got exactly the same firefox-, again on exit after updating
some extensions (flashblock, cookie button, live http headers):

mrburns:~% /usr/bin/firefox
*** glibc detected *** /usr/lib64/firefox- free(): invalid
pointer: 0x0000000001921ce8 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
======= Memory map: ========
00400000-0041b000 r-xp 00000000 fd:03 1276166                           
0051b000-0051d000 rw-p 0001b000 fd:03 1276166                           
0051d000-01fa0000 rw-p 0051d000 00:00 0                                  [heap]
40a01000-40a02000 ---p 40a01000 00:00 0
40a02000-41402000 rw-p 40a02000 00:00 0
41402000-41403000 ---p 41402000 00:00 0
41403000-41e03000 rw-p 41403000 00:00 0
42804000-42805000 ---p 42804000 00:00 0
42805000-43205000 rw-p 42805000 00:00 0
30ad500000-30ad51a000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 152184                        
30ad619000-30ad61a000 r--p 00019000 fd:00 152184                        
30ad61a000-30ad61b000 rw-p 0001a000 fd:00 152184                        
30ad700000-30ad83f000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 152224                        
30ad83f000-30ad93e000 ---p 0013f000 fd:00 152224                        
30ad93e000-30ad942000 r--p 0013e000 fd:00 152224                        
30ad942000-30ad943000 rw-p 00142000 fd:00 152224                        
30ad943000-30ad948000 rw-p 30ad943000 00:00 0
30ada00000-30ada80000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 152974                        
30ada80000-30adb7f000 ---p 00080000 fd:00 152974                        
30adb7f000-30adb80000 r--p 0007f000 fd:00 152974                        
30adb80000-30adb81000 rw-p 00080000 fd:00 152974                        
30adc00000-30adc02000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 152972                        
30adc02000-30add02000 ---p 00002000 fd:00 152972                        
30add02000-30add03000 r--p 00002000 fd:00 152972                        
30add03000-30add04000 rw-p 00003000 fd:00 152972

Not easily reproducible, as all of my extensions are now up to date.

I've since upgraded to firefox- Will see if it happens again next
time my extensions need updating.
Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2007-04-12 10:53:45 EDT
Please check if it happens again. And attach a bactrace from gdb, how-to is here
- http://people.redhat.com/stransky/mozilla/
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-18 13:28:58 EDT
Fedora Core 5 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora Core 6, or
Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please
let us know in this bug report.  If after a month's time we have not heard back
from you, we will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.

Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 6 Simon Goodall 2007-07-22 04:37:08 EDT
I've not been able to reproduce this bug using firefox 2.0, so I'll close the bug.

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