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Windows 7: iPhone, Safari, IE8, Firefox fall on day one of Pwn2Own

25 Mar 2010   #1

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iPhone, Safari, IE8, Firefox fall on day one of Pwn2Own

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerWorld
iPhone, Safari, IE8, Firefox all fall on day one of Pwn2Own

'Technically impressive' exploit of IE8 bypasses DEP, ASLR on Windows 7 at hacking contest

Hacker busts IE8 on Microsoft Windows 7 in just two minutes Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 offers hands-off control of your computer Sprint stops ad claim of 'most dependable 3G network' after Verizon complains VMware, Citrix struggle with 'bare-metal' desktop delays Malware attack uses China World Expo guise Mozilla discloses more Firefox flaws

Computerworld - Hackers took down Apple's iPhone and Safari browser, Microsoft's Internet Explore 8 (IE8) and Mozilla's Firefox within minutes at today's Pwn2Own contest, as expected.

The two-man team of Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann exploited the iPhone in under five minutes, said a spokeswoman for 3Com TippingPoint, the security company that sponsored the contest. The pair also walked away with $15,000 in cash, a record prize for the challenge, which is in its fourth year.
iPhone, Safari, IE8, Firefox all fall on day one of Pwn2Own

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25 Mar 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerWorld
iPhone, Safari, IE8, Firefox all fall on day one of Pwn2Own

'Technically impressive' exploit of IE8 bypasses DEP, ASLR on Windows 7 at hacking contest

Hacker busts IE8 on Microsoft Windows 7 in just two minutes Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 offers hands-off control of your computer Sprint stops ad claim of 'most dependable 3G network' after Verizon complains VMware, Citrix struggle with 'bare-metal' desktop delays Malware attack uses China World Expo guise Mozilla discloses more Firefox flaws

Computerworld - Hackers took down Apple's iPhone and Safari browser, Microsoft's Internet Explore 8 (IE8) and Mozilla's Firefox within minutes at today's Pwn2Own contest, as expected.

The two-man team of Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann exploited the iPhone in under five minutes, said a spokeswoman for 3Com TippingPoint, the security company that sponsored the contest. The pair also walked away with $15,000 in cash, a record prize for the challenge, which is in its fourth year.
iPhone, Safari, IE8, Firefox all fall on day one of Pwn2Own
Hack an iPhone? There's an app for that.
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25 Mar 2010   #3

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Here's a link to Peter Vreugdenhil's exploits. Not a specific "How to" guide before anyone gets overly excited. It's very interesting none-the-less and it only took him 2 minutes!
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25 Mar 2010   #4

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That was an interesting read! Printing it out now. Thanks, tw33k.
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25 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

More than welcome my friend
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26 Mar 2010   #6

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Man most of that was like gibberish to me, but it was still cool to read.
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26 Mar 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kookster View Post
Man most of that was like gibberish to me, but it was still cool to read.
To put it very simple, he found a way to avoid DEP, thus letting him to execute code where it's normally not possible.

A clear vulnerability. He deserved his price.

Kari
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26 Mar 2010   #8

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Notice that although he can run an app (Calculator), the IE crashes at the same moment the app is launched.
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26 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Woops, I'll just delete my post then. It's because ]YOUTUBE was at the end of the URL.
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26 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It just goes to show that nothing is really secure.
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