Remote code execution in Google Chrome



Published: 2020-08-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-6556
CWE-ID CWE-122
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) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU45760

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-2020-6556

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing untrusted HTML content in SwiftShader. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Update to version 84.0.4147.135.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 81.0.4044.122 - 84.0.4147.125


CPE2.3 External links

http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/08/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_18.html
http://crbug.com/1115345

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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