Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#1053 closed defect (invalid)

Crash on avcodec_default_release_buffer

Reported by: Lastique Owned by:
Priority: important Component: avcodec
Version: 0.10 Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


When allocating an internal buffer for an audio frame, audio_get_buffer in libavcodec/utils.c does not increment buffer_count. This results in incorrect behavior of avcodec_default_release_buffer (it attempts to FFSWAP InternalBuffer? when buf is NULL) for this frame and consequently a crash with SIGSEGV.

Please, find a simple test case attached that reproduce the problem. Compiled with the following command line:

gcc -o av_internal_buf_crash -lavcodec -lavutil av_internal_buf_crash.c

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av_internal_buf_crash.c (887 bytes) - added by Lastique 8 years ago.
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Change History (3)

Changed 8 years ago by Lastique

A test case to reproduce the problem.

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by michael

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Why do you call a function that starts with assert(video) on a audio frame ?
ive made sure that the assert is always checked so this produces a clearer error instead of just crashing. And yes the API is not well documented, patches that improve this are welcome.
Iam closing this as invalid, as it seems a misuse of API, but dont hesitate to reopen if you need to call several get buffer and thus release buffer in a decoder. And sorry for the late awnser dunno why ive missed this issue

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Lastique

Thanks for the answer. The assert didn't work since I was using a release build available in my Linux distribution. I've already changed my code to not use internal buffers for audio.

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