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Bug 604678 - [spice] spice-xpi crash (seg fault) on rhel 6 which causes firefox to crash
[spice] spice-xpi crash (seg fault) on rhel 6 which causes firefox to crash
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: spice-xpi (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Yuval Kashtan
Desktop QE
: Regression, TestBlocker
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Reported: 2010-06-16 09:28 EDT by Haim
Modified: 2014-01-12 19:46 EST (History)
13 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: spice-xpi-2.3-0.4.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 16:39:13 EST
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Description Haim 2010-06-16 09:28:10 EDT
Description of problem:

trying to launch spice using firefox from user portal results with firefox crashes on segfualt coming from spice-xpi on nsScriptablePeer::SetInstance (this=0x0, plugin=0x0

segfualt is: 

ived signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
nsScriptablePeer::SetInstance (this=0x0, plugin=0x0)
    at nsScriptablePeer.cpp:112
112       mPlugin = plugin;

from investigating further, it looks like firefox in its current version which is 3.6.4 is no longer supports scrip-table plug-ins, which is a problem to us as spice-xpi is one. meaning need to perform some code changes. 

repro steps: 

1) browse to user portal 
2) try to launch spice on particular vm 
3) firefox crash 

package list:


attached with gdb to firefox so you can see the stack trace below

ived signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
nsScriptablePeer::SetInstance (this=0x0, plugin=0x0)
    at nsScriptablePeer.cpp:112
112       mPlugin = plugin;
(gdb) bt
#0  nsScriptablePeer::SetInstance (this=0x0, plugin=0x0)
    at nsScriptablePeer.cpp:112
#1  0x00007f98140f30f5 in nsPluginInstance::~nsPluginInstance (this=
    0x7f9814766000, __in_chrg=<value optimized out>) at plugin.cpp:199
#2  0x00007f98140f31a9 in nsPluginInstance::~nsPluginInstance (this=
    0x7f9814766000, __in_chrg=<value optimized out>) at plugin.cpp:201
#3  0x00007f98140f1d16 in NPP_Destroy (instance=<value optimized out>, 
    save=<value optimized out>) at npp_gate.cpp:87
#4  0x00007f9830b34e73 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#5  0x00007f98305d88a9 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#6  0x00007f98305d8a39 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#7  0x00007f9830d42927 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#8  0x00007f9830d14231 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#9  0x00007f9830c956f6 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#10 0x00007f9830ce6e34 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#11 0x00007f9830c0bbc5 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#12 0x00007f9830acb2d0 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#13 0x00007f98303e4b99 in XRE_main () from /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/libxul.so
#14 0x00000000004026e8 in ?? ()
#15 0x0000003c0761ec5d in __libc_start_main (main=0x401f86, argc=1, ubp_av=
    0x7fffcad516d8, init=<value optimized out>, fini=<value optimized out>, 
    rtld_fini=<value optimized out>, stack_end=0x7fffcad516c8)
    at libc-start.c:226
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
#16 0x0000000000401e29 in ?? ()
#17 0x00007fffcad516c8 in ?? ()
#18 0x000000000000001c in ?? ()
#19 0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
#20 0x00007fffcad5342c in ?? ()
#21 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
(gdb) l nsScriptablePeer.cpp
the class nsScriptablePeer does not have any method named cpp
Hint: try 'nsScriptablePeer.cpp<TAB> or 'nsScriptablePeer.cpp<ESC-?>
(Note leading single quote.)
(gdb) l nsS
Display all 170 possibilities? (y or n)
(gdb) l nsScriptablePeer::SetInstance(nsPluginInstance*) 
107       return NS_NOINTERFACE; 
108     }
110     void nsScriptablePeer::SetInstance(nsPluginInstance* plugin)
111     {
112       mPlugin = plugin;
113     }
115     //
116     // the following methods will be callable from JavaScript
(gdb) q
A debugging session is active.

        Inferior 1 [process 5104] will be detached.

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Comment 4 Haim 2010-06-17 05:00:05 EDT

export IGNORE_WRAP="libtotem*:libjavaplugin*:gecko-mediaplayer*:mplayerplug
Comment 5 Martin Stransky 2010-06-17 09:55:01 EDT
It's because a missing NULL pointer check in nsPluginInstance::~nsPluginInstance(). It should be:

  // mScriptablePeer may be also held by the browser 
  // so releasing it here does not guarantee that it is over
  // we should take precaution in case it will be called later
  // and zero its mPlugin member
  if(mScriptablePeer) {
Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2010-06-17 10:12:49 EDT
Note: The fix is already included in RHEL5 package, spice-xpi-2.2-1.el5.
Comment 9 Lubos Kocman 2010-09-02 03:36:56 EDT
Verified on:


No issues with launching spicec from user portal.
Comment 10 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 16:39:13 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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