Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251999
Thunderbird throws glibc double free or corruption error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:13 EST
Description of problem:
When setting up a new profile in thunderbird, it crashes with a glibc double
free or corruption error. In my particular case, I was setting up my imap
account. When I went to account settings to change from regular to ssl, the
error gets thrown as soon as the account settings window pops up.
I also noted that if I restart thunderbird, with the profile created, and try to
access the account settings menu, it straight seg faults.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start with fresh profile
2. Setup IMAP account
3. Go to accounts settings
Process actually hangs and I have to ctrl+c it to quit.
Created attachment 161203 [details]
Backtrace of crash
Created attachment 161279 [details]
After update to thunderbird-22.214.171.124-2.fc8
I ran a system update today. There was a new thunderbird package. I tried the
procedure I described initially again. This time it crashed with a free()
invalid next. Attached is the backtrace.
Created attachment 161993 [details]
Full backtrace from gdb
So I went ahead and ran a full backtrace using gdb. In particular look at
Actually, I figured it out. It is my gtk theme. It seems to be directly related
to this bug (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=389801). When I
changed to the standard theme that comes w/ F8, thunderbird works fine. I'm
applying the patch in the mozilla bug and recompiling to see if that fixes the
issue. If that is the case then this patch needs to be applied to both firefox
Created attachment 162005 [details]
Patch to fix crash
This patch is taken from (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=389801).
I applied it to thunderbird-126.96.36.199-2.fc8 and rebuilt the rpm. This fixes the
issue for both thunderbird and firefox. With this patch, I can run firefox and
thunderbird with my brushed metal gtk+ theme without it crashing.
Fixed in thunderbird-188.8.131.52-4.fc8 and firefox-184.108.40.206-8.fc8