Opening some tiff files within Firefox causes crash[@QuickTimeImage.qtx]




13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Marc Randolph, Assigned: Blake Ross)


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(Not tracked)




(1 obsolete attachment)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050204 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050204 Firefox/1.0+

When attempting to open a .tif file *within* the browser, it usually crashes
immedately after the QuickTime plugin fires up.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open above image using QT plugin within browser
2. Observe Crash

Actual Results:  
Firefox crashes and takes all the open tabs with it.

Expected Results:  
Firefox shouldn't crash, even if the image is not correctly displayed (and there
appears to be other bugs related to how tiff images are displayed).

Work-around: save tiff document to disk, or use a different tiff viewer than QT.

Might be critical, but not sure if it is a QuickTime or Mozilla bug, and doesn't
appear to happen to every tiff document in existance.    

Searching talkback for quicktimeimage.qtx returns 17 crashes and searching
"tiff" returns 25 crashes (some overlap between the two searches).  This bug
seems to have appeared and disappeared long ago, per Bug 102587, which claims
the latest Quicktime would fix it.  I'm running the latest.  Might be related to
Bug 187421, but doesn't look identical.  I couldn't find any other bugs on this
crash either.

Example talkbacks: TB3470813, TB3435461, TB3490509, TB3209041, TB3345869, TB3117941

about:plugins returns the following for QuickTime:

QuickTime Plug-in 6.5.1
File name: npqtplugin6.dll

MIME Type 	Description 	       Suffixes 	Enabled
image/x-tiff 	TIFF image file 	tif,tiff 	Yes

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 173392 [details]
Example tif that crashes

Comment 2

13 years ago
After a number of times trying this, I finally got it to crash a slightly
different way on a fresh install.  The following Firefox message window pops up:

"Illegal Operation in Plug-in
The plug-in performed an illegal operation.  You are strongly advised to restart

If/when it fails in this way, it doesn't crash.

Comment 3

13 years ago
Comment on attachment 173392 [details]
Example tif that crashes

Opening the file as an attachment does not cause the crash - it only crashes if
it is opened as a URL.
Attachment #173392 - Attachment is obsolete: true
this is a bug in quicktime. Please ask apple for help
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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