AwSnap! Chrome v41 can be crashed with a specially crafted comment on any website or forum thread

A new hack has been discovered which can crash Chrome v41 on Windows and Mac PCs. Called AwSnap! by Jblatt because of the crash windows, the bug can be sent to any PC via specially crafted message on a forum thread or comments section.

An update on GitHub suggests that only Chrome 41 is vulnerable to AwSnap! and Google has patched the bug on Chrome v42 and v42

Proof of Concept of the bug

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Reddit thread by Jblatt seems to confirm that the bug works on any PC listed above

AwSnap! Chrome v41 can be crashed with a specially crafted comment on any website or forum thread

Like the earlier Chrome hack reported by Techworm, this bug can also be used by pranksters to cause mischievous harm on thread and website. However it does not constitute a serious risk to Chrome and has been patched by Google in subsequent versions.

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