Closed Bug 1222819 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

crash in grabdll.dll@0x17517 (Orbit Downloader) rising in Firefox 43


(Core :: General, defect, critical)

43 Branch
Windows NT
Not set



Tracking Status
firefox43 + fixed
firefox44 --- fixed
firefox45 --- fixed
b2g-v2.5 --- fixed


(Reporter: philipp, Assigned: philipp)


(Keywords: crash)

Crash Data


(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

This bug was filed from the Socorro interface and is 
report bp-fc4ff7f3-4abf-44cd-8ddc-4ab272151104.
Crashing Thread
Frame 	Module 	Signature 	Source
Ø 0 	grabdll.dll 	grabdll.dll@0x17517 	
Ø 1 	grabdll.dll 	grabdll.dll@0xd81a 	
Ø 2 	grabdll.dll 	grabdll.dll@0x91ac 	
Ø 3 	grabdll.dll 	grabdll.dll@0x92a7 	
Ø 4 	grabdll.dll 	grabdll.dll@0x753d 	
Ø 5 	grabdll.dll 	grabdll.dll@0x75c3 	
Ø 6 	grabkernel.dll 	grabkernel.dll@0x2e53 	
7 	nss3.dll 	_MD_CloseSocket 	nsprpub/pr/src/md/windows/w95sock.c
8 	nss3.dll 	SocketClose 	nsprpub/pr/src/io/prsocket.c
9 	xul.dll 	mozilla::net::ClosingService::ThreadFunc() 	netwerk/base/ClosingService.cpp
10 	nss3.dll 	_PR_NativeRunThread 	nsprpub/pr/src/threads/combined/pruthr.c
11 	nss3.dll 	pr_root 	nsprpub/pr/src/md/windows/w95thred.c
12 	msvcr120.dll 	_callthreadstartex 	f:\dd\vctools\crt\crtw32\startup\threadex.c:376
13 	msvcr120.dll 	msvcr120.dll@0x2c000 	
14 	kernel32.dll 	BaseThreadInitThunk 	
15 	ntdll.dll 	__RtlUserThreadStart 	
16 	ntdll.dll 	_RtlUserThreadStart

though crashes with grabdll.dll (related to the orbit downloader program) have been around for a while, they are significantly rising in firefox 43.0b1.

all variants of the signature make up ~1.3% of crashes on 43.0b1 but due to it happening more on startup an multiple times for particular installations, it's on #2 & #6 of the top score board, so it might be worth looking into blacklisting this stuff if things don't improve in the next betas.
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]:
Given that this is a startup crash in many cases, this has gone down in stats (due to people not using beta any more, being unable to update. etc) but it's still an issue even in 43.0b5 - and it will be an even larger issue on release if we don't find a way to deal with this, so we need to track.
Attached patch blocklist_bug1222819.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
preparing a blocklist patch for the lack of other ideas
Attachment #8692645 - Flags: review?(benjamin)
Comment on attachment 8692645 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 8692645 [details] [diff] [review]:

Looks good, but we should make an additional change. Also please rebase your patch since I just removed the Ad Muncher entry.

::: mozglue/build/WindowsDllBlocklist.cpp
@@ +184,5 @@
>    { "nlsp.dll", MAKE_VERSION(6, 23, 2012, 19) },
>    // AdMuncher, bug 1222933
>    { "am32-34121.dll", MAKE_VERSION(4, 73, 0, 30530) },
> +  

Nit: there are a couple of blank spaces here, please remove those.

@@ +186,5 @@
>    // AdMuncher, bug 1222933
>    { "am32-34121.dll", MAKE_VERSION(4, 73, 0, 30530) },
> +  
> +  // Orbit Downloader, bug 1222819
> +  { "grabdll.dll", MAKE_VERSION(2, 6, 1, 0) },

I think you should add grabkernel.dll version as well given that they appear to be partners in crime.
Attachment #8692645 - Flags: review?(benjamin) → review-
Tracking for 43 since this is a bad startup crash.
incorporating changes raised in the first review comment
(skipping the rebasing part as per conversation on irc and letting mercurial work its smartness there)
Assignee: nobody → madperson
Attachment #8692645 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: review?(aklotz)
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: review?(aklotz) → review+
Comment on attachment 8694348 [details] [diff] [review]

Approval Request Comment
[Feature/regressing bug #]: DLL blocklist
[User impact if declined]: crashes on startup caused by external dll
[Describe test coverage new/current, TreeHerder]: N/A
[Risks and why]: Low, adds entry to blocklist data
[String/UUID change made/needed]: None
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla45
Comment on attachment 8694348 [details] [diff] [review]

Block for an extension causing a topcrash. Please uplift to aurora and beta.
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta+
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #8694348 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora+
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