Bug#585526: libwebkit-1.0-2: Webkit-gtk generates TCP/UDP flood while surfing the WWW

Pvt. Pyle jambhala at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 12:01:56 UTC 2010

Package: libwebkit-1.0-2
Version: 1.2.1-2
Severity: normal
Tags: squeeze

Hello, i decided to leave iceweasel (or any gecko-based browser) and start
using webkit-based browsers. I started with midori but then switched to
epiphany. Using those browsers i saw that when i open links, sometimes i get an
error: cannot connect to the host or cannot resolve host. Once i got that
error, i can't connect to any website for few seconds. After 15-20 seconds, i
can surf the WWW again.

I thought it could be a DNS trouble, but used other and the problem was not
solved. Once, while waiting 15-20 seconds, i decided to try to connect my
router and connected with no problem, so it is not a network problem. Loaded up
the log from the router and this is what i see every time the browsers can't
connect to host:

2010.06.07 10:28:55 **TCP FIN Scan**, 55646->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:28:55 **TCP FIN Scan**, 53556->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:28:54 **TCP FIN Scan**, 51915->>, 80 (from
ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:28:54 **TCP FIN Scan**, 52720->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:21:32 **TCP FIN Scan**, 59189->>, 80 (from
ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:21:32 **TCP FIN Scan**, 54558->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:21:32 **TCP FIN Scan**, 41512->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:21:32 **TCP FIN Scan**, 47058->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:21:31 **TCP FIN Scan**, 45542->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:21:30 **TCP FIN Scan**, 56306->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:21:30 **TCP FIN Scan**, 50680->>, 80 (from
ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:19:37 **TCP FIN Scan**, 39925->>, 80
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 10:00:02 **UDP Flood to Host**, 55883->>, 53
(from ATM1 Outbound)
2010.06.07 09:59:57 **UDP Flood to Host**, 38727->>, 53
(from ATM1 Outbound)

To confirm that is not a network problem, i booted up my netbook and loaded the
same browser i used in the main computer: while in main computers the error
appears, i could surf the WWW from my netbook. Then i did the reverse
situation, inducing the error in my netbook while i could suft the web from the
main computer. So the problem must be the software.

I installed iceweasel 3.5.9, galeon 2.0.7-2.1+b1 and chromium 48420 (plus
epiphany-webkit 2.30.2, midori-0.24 (then midori-0.2.6)). There was no problem
using iceweasel, nor galeon, nor chromium. The log from router was as usual.
The coincidences: epiphany and midori uses the same webkit release
(libwebkit-1.0-2 v1.2.1-2), which is different of the used by chromium.

So i think there is a problem with libwebkit-1.0-2.

P.S.- This is my first bug report, so excuse me if there is not the information
you need. If so, ask for more info.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libwebkit-1.0-2 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                 1.30.0-1     The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                       2.10.2-9     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                   1.8.10-4     The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libenchant1c2a              1.4.2-3.6    a wrapper library for various spel
ii  libfontconfig1              2.8.0-2.1    generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                2.3.11-1     FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgail18                   2.20.1-1     GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgcc1                     1:4.4.4-1    GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.24.1-1     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0. 0.10.29-4    GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0          0.10.29-1    Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0                 2.20.1-1     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libicu42                    4.2.1-3      International Components for Unico
ii  libjpeg62                   6b-16.1      The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0               1.28.0-1     Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0                  1.2.43-1     PNG library - runtime
ii  libsoup2.4-1                2.31.2-1     an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libsqlite3-0         SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstdc++6                  4.4.4-1      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libwebkit-1.0-common        1.2.1-2      Web content engine library for Gtk
ii  libxml2                     2.7.7.dfsg-2 GNOME XML library
ii  libxslt1.1                  1.1.26-3     XSLT processing library - runtime 
ii  libxt6                      1:1.0.7-1    X11 toolkit intrinsics library

libwebkit-1.0-2 recommends no packages.

libwebkit-1.0-2 suggests no packages.

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