The current implementation of SVGImage::nativeImageForCurrentFrame() creates a temporary ImageBuffer, draw the SVG to it and then returns a pointer to the native image using:
Using CopyBackingStore here is suboptimal. However, DontCopyBackingStore does not work in this case, at least with Skia implementation. The reason for this is that the underlying SkBitmap pixels do not get copied when creating the new Image but the pixels get freed when the temporary ImageBuffer gets destroyed. Therefore, the returned native image has no valid pixel data.
The Skia limitation is obviously not relevant any more, so maybe this can be fixed for other ports.
Even in Chromium, the Skia limitation is no longer a problem.