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Pwning Pixel 6 with a leftover patch

Pwning Pixel 6 with a leftover patch

In this post, I’ll look at a security-related change in version r40p0 of the Arm Mali driver that was AWOL in the January update of the Pixel bulletin, where other patches from r40p0 was applied, and how these two lines of changes can be exploited to gain arbitrary kernel code execution and root from a malicious app. This highlights how treacherous it can be when backporting security changes.

Man Yue Mo
The code that wasn’t there: Reading memory on an Android device by accident

The code that wasn’t there: Reading memory on an Android device by accident

CVE-2022-25664, a vulnerability in the Qualcomm Adreno GPU, can be used to leak large amounts of information to a malicious Android application. Learn more about how the vulnerability can be used to leak information in both the user space and kernel space level of pages, and how the GitHub Security Lab used the kernel space information leak to construct a KASLR bypass.

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Bypassing OGNL sandboxes for fun and charities

Bypassing OGNL sandboxes for fun and charities

Object Graph Notation Language (OGNL) is a popular, Java-based, expression language used in popular frameworks and applications, such as Apache Struts and Atlassian Confluence. Learn more about bypassing certain OGNL injection protection mechanisms including those used by Struts and Atlassian Confluence, as well as different approaches to analyzing this form of protection so you can harden similar systems.

Alvaro Munoz
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Pwning the all Google phone with a non-Google bug

It turns out that the first “all Google” phone includes a non-Google bug. Learn about the details of CVE-2022-38181, a vulnerability in the Arm Mali GPU. Join me on my journey through reporting the vulnerability to the Android security team, and the exploit that used this vulnerability to gain arbitrary kernel code execution and root on a Pixel 6 from an Android app.

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Corrupting memory without memory corruption

Corrupting memory without memory corruption

In this post I’ll exploit CVE-2022-20186, a vulnerability in the Arm Mali GPU kernel driver and use it to gain arbitrary kernel memory access from an untrusted app on a Pixel 6. This then allows me to gain root and disable SELinux. This vulnerability highlights the strong primitives that an attacker may gain by exploiting errors in the memory management code of GPU drivers.

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The Chromium super (inline cache) type confusion

The Chromium super (inline cache) type confusion

In this post I'll exploit CVE-2022-1134, a type confusion in Chrome that I reported in March 2022, which allows remote code execution (RCE) in the renderer sandbox of Chrome by a single visit to a malicious site. I'll also look at some past vulnerabilities of this type and some implementation details of inline cache in V8, the JavaScript engine of Chrome.

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The Android kernel mitigations obstacle race

The Android kernel mitigations obstacle race

In this post I’ll exploit CVE-2022-22057, a use-after-free in the Qualcomm gpu kernel driver, to gain root and disable SELinux from the untrusted app sandbox on a Samsung Z flip 3. I’ll look at various mitigations that are implemented on modern Android devices and how they affect the exploit.

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