Day 2 of the popular Pwn2Own Tokyo hacking competition is concluded, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the competition has been arranged as a virtual event.
The Pwn2Own Tokyo is actually coordinated by Zero Day Initiative from Toronto, Canada, and white hat hackers taking part in the competition have to demonstrate their ability to find and exploit vulnerabilities in a broad range of devices.
On day one of the competition, bug bounty hunters have successfully hacked a vulnerability a NETGEAR router and a Western Digital NAS devices.
On Day 2, the Flashback team successfully chained three bugs to get code execution through the WAN interface on the TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi router. The group of bug bounty hunters won another $20,000 and 2 more Master of Pwn points.
The Syacktiv team successfully hacked the TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi router targeting the LAN interface with an exploit triggering three unique bugs to get code execution. The team earned $5,000 and 1 point towards Master of Pwn for this exploit.
The DEVCORE team hacked a Synology DiskStation DS418Play NAS exploiting a heap overflow to get arbitrary code execution. The team earned him $20,000 and 2 points twowards Master of Pwn.
In Day 2 there were also the following partial success:
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Pwn2Own Tokyo)