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Chromium Dev Tools Crash

Low

Synopsis

Crash via External Protocol Link in Request Preview Pane in Dev Tools

To reproduce:

1. Create a webpage with a foreign protocol that would be sent to an external URI handler ("tel" below):
```<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
</head>
<body>
<a href="tel:">Crash</a>
</body>
</html>```
2. Open up the webpage in any chromium browser
3. Open up the dev tools, click on “network”, and click on the request to the html file
4. Click the “preview” plane
5. Click on the link in the preview plane and observe the browser crash

Solution

Update to the latest release.

Disclosure Timeline

April 29, 2019 - Details disclosed to Google via Chromium bug tracker.
May 1, 2019 - Issue forwarded to Dev Tools team.
May 3, 2019 - Dev team requests further details.
May 3, 2019 - Tenable provides requested information.
May 15, 2019 - Tenable requests status update.
May 20, 2019 - Community confirmed bug replication.
May 29, 2019 - Community fix merged to master.

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Risk Information

Tenable Advisory ID
TRA-2019-24
Credit

Nicholas O’Donnell

CVSSv2 Base / Temporal Score
1.2 / 0.9
CVSSv2 Vector
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Affected Products
Chromium 74.0.3729.157 and prior
Risk Factor
Low

Advisory Timeline

May 29, 2019 - Initial revision
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