gnutls_ext_register causing memory corruption

Martin von Gagern Martin.vGagern at
Sat Jun 6 19:47:37 CEST 2009

Hi folks!

There seems to be some evidence that the latest gnutls might be involved
in instabilities of the adobe flash plugin for mozilla firefox on gentoo

I myself got this error message and back trace at one point:

*** glibc detected *** /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox: realloc():
invalid next size: 0x1026c8f0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/opt/netscape/plugins/[0xb213de16] lists a similar back trace, with
"double free or corruption (!prev)" instead of "invalid next size". might be dealing with the same bug.

In all these cases, the latest (and rather recently released) closed
source flash player was involved as well, so I cannot rule out a problem
with that code. You might wish to investigate the issue on the gnutls
side nevertheless, and maybe subscribe to those bugs to stay tuned.

 Martin von Gagern

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