Researcher release PoC exploit for 0-day in Chrome, Edge, Brave, Opera

Researcher release PoC exploit for 0-day in Chrome, Edge, Brave, Opera

An Indian security researcher Rajvardhan Agarwal has released a PoC (proof-of-concept) exploit code for a vulnerability that’s mainly impacting web browsers.

It is a remote code execution flaw in the V8 JavaScript and affects all Chromium-bases browsers apart from Google Chrome, such as MS Edge, Brave, and Opera.

This flaw was demonstrated at the Pwn2Own 2021 hacking contest and was initially discovered by Bruno Keith and Niklas Baumstark from Dataflow Security. The duo was awarded $100,000 for exploiting this flaw to run malicious code on Chrome and Edge.

About the Proof of Concept

Agarwal has shared a screenshot of the PoC HTML file and claims that it is associated with the JavaScript file. The researcher revealed that the file could be loaded in a Chrome-based browser for exploiting the security flaw, but the exploit works only when it is chained with another flaw to escape the browser’s sandbox protections.

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Agarwal was able to launch the Windows calculator app through the exploit. He could design the PoC by reverse-engineering the Chromium team’s patch after the flaw was shared with the company.

Screenshot shared by Agarwal on his Twitter account:

Google has Fixed the Issue.

It is worth noting that Google has fixed the issue in the latest V8 version, but it hasn’t yet reached the stable chann ..