Oracle's Java was also "hit" by researcher James Forshaw and Accuvant LABS security research scientist Joshua Drake.
Researchers Jon Butler and Nils from UK-based MWR Labs managed to exploit the latest stable Google Chrome version on Windows 7 and then used a kernel bug to bypass the sandbox. The researchers showed an exploit against previously undiscovered vulnerabilities in Google Chrome running on a modern Windows-based laptop. By visiting a malicious webpage, it was possible to exploit a vulnerability which allowed them to gain code execution in the context of the sandboxed renderer process. The researchers also used a kernel vulnerability in the underlying operating system in order to gain elevated privileges and to execute arbitrary commands outside of the sandbox with system privileges.
In the second day of the contest, Vupen is scheduled to take on Flash, Pharm Toan will take a stab at IE 10, and George Hotz will be hitting Adobe Reader.