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Flaw Found in Google Chrome;

, posted: 4-Sep-2008 15:36

Security Researchers have annouced the first flaw found in the much hyped Chrome browser from Google:
*** Update *** Flaw Demo included.

The issue exists  in the way that Chrome behaves with undefined-handlers in chrome.dll version

This crash can occur without any user interaction.

When a Malicious link is visited, that has a 'special' character after an undefined handler, The browser crashes, with a message "Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Restart Now?"

(source: , credit: Rishi Narang)

There is a demo of the working flaw at the source site.

Due to the Open source nature of the Chrome Browser, and the fact that its from such a prominent company I expect this flaw will be the first of many as coders and researchers alike tear it apart looking for flaws.

Mouse over the following link to crash Chrome CRASH CHROME

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Comment by Screeb, on 4-Sep-2008 17:07

According to the developers who responded on the bug tracker, it's not exploitable security-wise (save for annoying you with a browser crash). Not serious by any means.

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