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How to kill Google Chrome in 16 Characters.

Huitzilopochtli
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Posted on 20-09-15 16:12
The problem is reported as affecting Chrome 45 and older, although it also seems to kill version 47 on the Dev channel. The issue stems from the inclusion of a NULL character in the URL and has already been reported to Google.

To see if your browser is affected, you just need to type http://a/%%30%30 into the address bar, and hit Enter.

Hovering over the link can lead to a crash too. http://a/%%30%30

The bug was discovered by Andris Atteka, and the reason for what is happening is explained as:

It seems to be crashing in some very old code. In the Debug build, it's hitting a DCHECK on an invalid URL in GURL, deep in some History code.

Although Google runs a bug bounty program, the company is not paying out in this instance because it is not seen as a security problem -- although it is certainly an issue that is slightly irritating and open to exploitation.

So you all might as well have some fun with it, while it lasts. Thumbs Up

Edited by Huitzilopochtli on 20-09-15 16:48
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RE: How to kill Google Chrome in 16 Characters.

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Posted on 20-09-15 17:03
Awesome share, I'm going to have some fun with this lol. Tee-Hee-Hee