Bug 6881 - Evince (via poppler) crashes when viewing a specific pdf in fullscreen
Summary: Evince (via poppler) crashes when viewing a specific pdf in fullscreen
Alias: None
Product: poppler
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: poppler-bugs
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Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-10 11:28 UTC by Andy Delcambre
Modified: 2009-09-15 15:41 UTC (History)
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Description Andy Delcambre 2006-05-10 11:28:59 UTC
When viewing a very specific area in a single pdf, evince crashes on my up to
date dapper box.  The pdf that crashes it is an ebook I purchased so I am not
including it, but I will email it to a developer if they need it.  

It is "Agile Web Developement with Rails: Second Edition" Beta Book from 

It crashes when scrolling past page 71.  It only crashes when evince is maximised.

The error that I get is:
  Bogus memory allocation size
Comment 1 Albert Astals Cid 2006-05-11 03:29:12 UTC
"It only crashes when evince is maximised."

That would seem to me that is an evince bug and not a poppler one, but without 
the document there's nothing to be done.
Comment 2 Alex Chekholko 2006-07-01 15:40:18 UTC
I have just encountered the same bug and also filed it here:
Comment 3 Albert Astals Cid 2009-06-17 14:07:38 UTC
Any chance you can try with a newer poppler?
Comment 4 Adam Buchbinder 2009-07-22 06:40:18 UTC
It's definitely a Poppler issue. I can reproduce this with poppler 0.11.1 thusly:

$ pdfimages --version
pdfimages version 0.11.1
$ pdfimages 1972.pdf tmp
Error (147774): 3 extraneous bytes after segment
Bogus memory allocation size

The PDF in question is 1972.pdf; it's linked to from the following URL:


I'm not attaching it here because it's 18MB, and also because I'm not sure how redistributable it is. The file I have was last modified Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:08:45 GMT, and has md5sum 9ee38b8f90dbe343163f9927d37c35bd.
Comment 5 Albert Astals Cid 2009-07-31 13:27:32 UTC
Why was this posted here? What relation does this has with the first post?
Comment 6 Albert Astals Cid 2009-09-15 15:41:18 UTC
The first report in this bug never seemed a poppler bug and the second one works here on poppler 0.12 so i'm closing the bug.

If any of you still have problems after updating to poppler >= 0.12 please open a new bug and explain it again.

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