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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002428NetSurfRISC OS-specificpublic2016-03-07 12:59
ReporterRichard Porter 
Assigned To 
SeveritycrashReproducibilityunable to reproduce 
PlatformRiscPCOSRISC OSOS Version6.16
Product Version3.5 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002428: Segfault on saving image
DescriptionTrying to save third picture of the green car having already saved the first two.
Steps To ReproduceGo to problem page (actually I did a 'top ten' search but that may be completey different when you investigate this) save photos to local directory.
Additional InformationI then updated NetSurf to CI #3420 and downloaded the photo successfully.
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Fixed in CI build #
Reported in CI build #3416
URL of problem pagehttp://www.minimarcos.org.uk/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?,b=MJ,v=display,m=1454193515,s=1,highlight=#num1
Attached Files


Vincent Sanders


Vincent Sanders (administrator)

segmentation fault during saving element in content__get_source_data()

use after free?

There was a cache clear just before:

(33274.940000) render/html.c:1513 html_destroy: content 0x3a255518


(33274.980000) render/html_object.c:636 html_object_free_objects: object 0x3ac457d8
(33274.980000) content/content.c:693 content_remove_user: content http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/BlahImages/logo.gif (0x3a7820a8), user 0xd0c68 0x3ac457d8


  ( 728bf4) pc: c5ac0 lr: c5b58 sp: 728bf8 content__get_source_data()
  ( 728c08) pc: c5b40 lr: 1980dc sp: 728c0c content_get_source_data()
  ( 728c40) pc: 197fd0 lr: 199fec sp: 728c44 ro_gui_save_content()
  ( 728c64) pc: 199f6c lr: 18803c sp: 728c68 ro_gui_save_datasave_ack()
  ( 728c7c) pc: 187fb0 lr: 193b9c sp: 728c80 ro_msg_datasave_ack()
  ( 728ca0) pc: 193ab4 lr: 9e7c sp: 728ca4 ro_message_handle_message()
  ( 728fe8) pc: 9750 lr: 4f7f70 sp: 728fec main()
Vincent Sanders


Vincent Sanders (administrator)

This is actually a lifetime issue within riscos/save.c

this front end saves the hlcache handle in ro_gui_save_set_state() without incrementing its reference count so when a cache clear throws away the "unused" object there is still a reference in the gui_save_content variable which is no longer viable and immediately leads to using freed memory and a crash

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-02-20 19:10 Richard Porter New Issue
2016-02-20 19:10 Richard Porter File Added: nslog324.zip
2016-03-07 12:42 Vincent Sanders Note Added: 0001344
2016-03-07 12:42 Vincent Sanders Status new => acknowledged
2016-03-07 12:42 Vincent Sanders Product Version => 3.5
2016-03-07 12:42 Vincent Sanders Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2016-03-07 12:59 Vincent Sanders Note Added: 0001345
2016-03-07 12:59 Vincent Sanders Status acknowledged => confirmed
2016-03-07 12:59 Vincent Sanders Category ABEND => RISC OS-specific
+Issue History