- Type a 16-character link and hit enter
- Click on a 16-character link
- Just put your cursor on a 16-character link
What’s actually Happening?
“It seems to be crashing in some very old code. In the Debug build, it is hitting a DCHECK on an invalid URL in GURL, deep in some History code. Given that it is hitting a CHECK in the Release build, I do not think this is actually a security bug, but I am going to leave it as such.”
Meanwhile, the mobile version of Chrome seems to be unaffected by this Chrome Crash Bug.
Update: The Hacker News readers have experienced that the Chrome Crash Bug also works on the mobile version of Chrome browser when a user tries to copy the malformed link in question.
I also checked the Chrome crash bug on my One Plus One handset and found that long tapping on the malformed link crashes Chrome tab on mobile version of Chrome as well.