Firefox crashing when accessing an SSL-secured web site

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Tue Jul 6 18:23:30 UTC 2010

Felix Schwarz writes:

> Hi,
> since two days I have the problem that I can not use Firefox 
> (3.6.4-1.fc13.x86_64) anymore as it will crash as soon as I visit any 
> SSL-secured web site [1]. I'm NOT using any non-free plugins like Adobe 
> Flash.
> As you can imagine, this is pretty annoying. I even reinstalled firefox 
> and created a new system user to check if this was dependend on my 
> profile but it was not.
> As no one else mentioned this problem on the list so far (did I overlook 
> something), I guess it's something related to my installation.
> How I can diagnose the issue?
> Can someone makes sense of the traceback which is attached to the bug 
> report in [1]?

Two things occur to me:

1) Looks like you're invoking Firefox in a German locale. Try starting 
firefox in en_US:

LC_ALL=en_US.utf-8 firefox

This would eliminate a locale-dependent issue.

2) Run memtest86 to check for bad RAM.

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