[CentOS] C6 Firefox 45.1 segmentation faults

Mon May 2 21:26:03 UTC 2016
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 12:06 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:

> Well, that update is critical for security, so I would try to help find
> the issues (we can feed back to RH and help them fix) .. rather than
> using something with critical security issues to browse the web.
> Some things that can help here:
> 1.  A site where you always get a crash.
> 2.  If you also have access to RHEL-6, test the firefox from RHEL-6 on
> the same site to verify if this is a RHEL or CentOS issue.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes

I see the same crash on my RHEL-6 box. This one causes the crash consistently:

(it's the official emblem of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics)

Yes, ffmpeg (or ffmpeg-libs) seems to be involved. More particularly,
according to:


a newer version of libavcodec might fix the issue. PUIAS (springdale)
seems to provide it for EL6 but this has yet to be confirmed.