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Bug 199570 - stack smashing detected
stack smashing detected
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2006-07-20 10:11 EDT by David L.
Modified: 2018-04-11 09:50 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-08-28 10:40:43 EDT
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Description David L. 2006-07-20 10:11:41 EDT
Description of problem:
firefox keeps crashing

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

How reproducible: happens frequently for me, but no specific series of steps
always produces it.  Seems to happen most often when I'm in Mantis bug tracking
dialog boxes when I switch workspaces, but I'm not sure if that's just a

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ?
Actual results:
crashes with message:
*** stack smashing detected ***: /usr/lib/firefox- terminated

Expected results:
doesn't crash.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Itamar Reis Peixoto 2007-07-12 21:57:49 EDT
I am receiving this error but in php running as fastcgi in lighttpd

*** stack smashing detected ***: /usr/bin/php-cgi terminated
*** stack smashing detected ***: /usr/bin/php-cgi terminated

version -> php-5.2.3-1.fc7

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-18 13:29:19 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 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-08-28 10:40:43 EDT
We haven't got any reply to the last question about reproducability of the bug
with Fedora Core 6, Fedora 7, or Fedora devel. Mass closing this bug, so if you
have new information that would help us fix this bug, please reopen it with the
additional information.
Comment 4 David L. 2007-09-25 13:46:20 EDT
I saw a problem with the same signature in fc6 several times.  I haven't
confirmed that the stack smashing was what caused the crashes, but I've seen
firefox die for no good reason while editing a trac wiki page.

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