This is the most critical type of vulnerability you can expect, since a payload can reach millions of users in very little time through a malicious ad, one thing the web appear to have the most difficulty avoiding even on reputable websites.
This presentation happened during the Japanse conference named PacSec, from a speaker named Guang Gong.
The page https://pacsec.jp/speakers.html lists his intervention as:
"Exploiting Heap Corruption due to Integer Overflow in Android libcutils — Escalate privilege by vulnerabilities in Android system services" Guang Gong, Qihoo 360,@oldfresher
How to exploit CVE20151528 to get system_server permission in Android.
You can wait until the patch reaches +Google Chrome stable at some point – and it will be worth tracking when since the disclosure was made responsibly.
If security is of high importance for you +Mozilla Firefox might be a strong alternative today.
The Register: I know, not the best source, feel free to suggest others on this one 😉
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Are beta and Dev channels affected too?
Exploit isn't made public so it's still a zero day
So does this only affect chrome, or the webview component as well?
webview and chrome