As first day at Pwn2Own hacking contest nears its end, web browser results are in.
Just like last year, Apple’s Safari 4 on Snow Leopard 10.6 was hacked first, as Charlie Miller set up a remove exploit.
Interment Explorer 8 has fallen next, after a successful Peter Vreugdenhil four layer attack on Windows 7.
Third was Firefox 3 on Windows 7 (64 bit), which was hacked using memory corruption vulnerability.
Out of 4 tested browsers, Google Chrome was the only one to survive this contest. As Charlie Miller said earlier: “There are bugs in Chrome but they’re very hard to exploit. I have a Chrome vulnerability right now but I don’t know how to exploit it. It’s really hard. They’ve got that sandbox model that’s hard to get out of. With Chrome, it’s a combination of things — you can’t execute on the heap, the OS protections in Windows and the Sandbox.”
Thanks to mabdul for the news tip.
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