chrome browser filereader vulnerability
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Chrome Browser FileReader (UAF) Vulnerability

Google published an advisory for a use-after-free in the Chrome implementation of the FileReader API (CVE 2019-5786). The exploit leads to code execution in the Renderer process, and was used to fully compromise the host system.

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  • Understanding the severity and the scope of impact
  • Understanding how the exploit works for the vulnerability
  • Covering the prerequisites for preparing the setup
  • Exploit demonstration for Google Chrome
  • Mitigations for preventing such attacks
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