Google Chrome: A new Bug has been discovered in Chrome that will be crashing the latest browser on entering a 16-character link in the address bar.
A new Bug has been discovered in Google Chrome that will be crashing the latest browser on entering a 16-character link in the address bar. The Bug was discovered by a user of the popular social news site reddit.com, j3rry, can crash the latest build of google Chrome even if someone float with mouse over the link.
Simply entering a 16-character ‘http://a/%%30%30’ link into the latest browser address field and by hitting enter causes the browser to become unresponsive, then crash as it disappears from the running process list.
If you want to try out the bug just type this code ‘http://a/%%30%30’ into your latest browser address bar.
The bug has also been found to affect certain other browsers based on the Webkit platform, such as latest versions of Opera, Blackberry browser and in Firefox it causes the browser to load damaged Url.
The bug is caused to incorrect handling of the limits in the characters. Both %30 is converted to 0, then %00 is converted to invalid, which then crashes Google Chrome.
The bug has been reported to the Google security team who will work out a patch to fix it. Even on this page, if you take your mouse towards where the specially crafted URL is given can crash your Chrome tab.