Remote code execution in Google Chrome



Published: 2020-04-15
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-6457
CWE-ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Google Chrome
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Google

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU26969

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6457

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the speech recognizer component in Google Chrome. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Update to version 81.0.4044.113.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 80.0.3987.87, 80.0.3987.100, 80.0.3987.106, 80.0.3987.116, 80.0.3987.122, 80.0.3987.132, 80.0.3987.149, 80.0.3987.162, 80.0.3987.163, 81.0.4044.92

CPE2.3 External links

http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/04/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_15.html
http://crbug.com/1067851

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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