Pwn2Own 2017: Researchers succeeded in a full virtual machine escape through Microsoft Edge

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), founded by TippingPoint, is a program for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities. The latest Pwn2Own competition was held last week and Microsoft Edge browser was successfully hacked several times by the contestants.

On Day 1 of the competition, Tencent Security – Team Ether targeted Microsoft Edge and they succeeded by using an arbitrary write in Chakra and escaped the sandbox using a logic bug within the sandbox. This...

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