Closed Bug 1610375 Opened 3 months ago Closed 1 month ago

crash at null [@ mozilla::WebMContainerParser::ParseStartAndEndTimestamps]


(Core :: Audio/Video: Playback, defect, P3)




Tracking Status
firefox-esr68 --- wontfix
firefox73 --- wontfix
firefox74 --- wontfix
firefox75 --- wontfix
firefox76 --- fixed


(Reporter: tsmith, Assigned: jya)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Keywords: crash, csectype-nullptr, testcase)

Crash Data


(3 files)

Attached file testcase.html

Reduced with m-c 20200116-3f72a81bd12c

dom/media/mediasource/ContainerParser.cpp:198:25: runtime error: member call on null pointer of type 'nsTArray_Impl<unsigned char, nsTArrayInfallibleAllocator>'
    #0 0x7f462fa49f38 in mozilla::WebMContainerParser::ParseStartAndEndTimestamps(mozilla::MediaSpan const&, long&, long&) dom/media/mediasource/ContainerParser.cpp:198:25
    #1 0x7f462fa1e699 in mozilla::TrackBuffersManager::SegmentParserLoop() dom/media/mediasource/TrackBuffersManager.cpp:831:18
    #2 0x7f462fa7b04a in mozilla::detail::RunnableMethodImpl<mozilla::TrackBuffersManager*, void (mozilla::TrackBuffersManager::*)(), true, (mozilla::RunnableKind)0>::Run() objdir-ff-ubsan/dist/include/nsThreadUtils.h:1216:13
    #3 0x7f46285ec2b7 in mozilla::TaskQueue::Runner::Run() xpcom/threads/TaskQueue.cpp:207:18
    #4 0x7f4628607c18 in nsThreadPool::Run() xpcom/threads/nsThreadPool.cpp:299:14
    #5 0x7f462860838c in non-virtual thunk to nsThreadPool::Run() xpcom/threads/nsThreadPool.cpp
    #6 0x7f46285fdbf9 in nsThread::ProcessNextEvent(bool, bool*) xpcom/threads/nsThread.cpp:1220:14
    #7 0x7f4628604bc6 in NS_ProcessNextEvent(nsIThread*, bool) xpcom/threads/nsThreadUtils.cpp:486:10
    #8 0x7f46299fc5a4 in mozilla::ipc::MessagePumpForNonMainThreads::Run(base::MessagePump::Delegate*) ipc/glue/MessagePump.cpp:332:5
    #9 0x7f462983f0a4 in MessageLoop::Run() ipc/chromium/src/base/
    #10 0x7f46285f8e59 in nsThread::ThreadFunc(void*) xpcom/threads/nsThread.cpp:464:10
    #11 0x7f465000d3e8 in _pt_root nsprpub/pr/src/pthreads/ptthread.c:201:5
    #12 0x7f46544d66da in start_thread (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
    #13 0x7f46534b488e in clone /build/glibc-OTsEL5/glibc-2.27/misc/../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:95
Flags: in-testsuite?
Attached video test.webm

The test case must be served via a web server to trigger the issue.

A Pernosco session is available here:

Assignee: nobody → jyavenard
Priority: -- → P2

jya, are you still looking at this?

Flags: needinfo?(jyavenard)
Priority: P2 → P3

Here we get into a weird combination between having a mediasegment and what looks like an init segment but still have invalid data.

We don't error on stream with invalid data, instead we skip over it normally.
// 2. If the input buffer contains bytes that violate the SourceBuffer
// byte stream format specification, then run the append error algorithm
// with the decode error parameter set to true and abort this algorithm.

simple fix.

Flags: needinfo?(jyavenard)

An error will be returned should it occur, we keep the code flow as-is in order to closely follow the MSE spec steps (

Pushed by
Never use the ContainerParser for media segments unless we have first received an init segment. r=bryce
Closed: 1 month ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla76

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Crash Signature: [@ mozilla::WebMContainerParser::ParseStartAndEndTimestamps]
Flags: in-testsuite? → in-testsuite-

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