User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 The page loads, and a few seconds later the browser crashes. Because of the small font, the first time I went to the page, I was holding down Ctrl, about to hit + to enlarge the font. The second time, I was actually resizing the font at the time of the crash. The third time I just let the page load, and did nothing. It still crashed. This was with mozilla-1.2a. I downloadded mozilla-1.2b, and tried again, but got the same results. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to the URL listed above 2. Wait a couple of seconds 3. Crash! Talkback IDs: TB14286443Y (with 1.2a) TB14286503Z (with 1.2a) TB14286632W (with 1.2a) TB14286730Y (with 1.2b)
wfm 2002111811 windows XP
It does not crash for me. Instead, after a few seconds I hear some tasty metal rock. Reviewing the HTML source I see ... <embed src="darkavenger.swf" hidden="true" width="77" height="57" autostart="true" loop="1" starttime="00:02" volume="80" > ... and perhaps this is causing email@example.com's system to crash.
Tethys, can you upgrade to Flash 6 ? Do you still crash ? http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashplayer/special/beta/
wfm using build 2002112108 on Linux + Flash 6.0r60.
Yep, upgrading to flash 6.0 r61 has at least fixed the crashing problem (even if I don't hear the music). Not sure whether to mark this as resolved or not. Is it considered a bug that a fault plugin can bring down the whole browser? I'd say yes, and they should be suitable sandboxed to prevent this, but I don't know how feasible it is...
Tethys, this is bug 156493. I'm not closing this bug report because the real bug wasn't determined, waiting for stack trace. However, when crashing with Flash 5, were you running any sound player while loading this page, were you running Mozilla remotely ?
Yes, xmms was open (and configured to use the esound output plugin). Was I running remotely? No, Mozilla was displaying on the local X server, if that's what you're asking.
Tethys, I believe your crash was bug 58339, fixed in Flash 6 (and mentioned in Flash 6 release notes).
Nope. It's definitely not a dup of bug 58339. This one caused a browser crash -- 58339 only blocked until the sound device was available.
this is bug 90471 -- flash plugin playing while hidden causes a crash *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 90471 ***
flash plugin playing AUDIO while hidden causes a crash