Remote code execution in Google Chrome

Published: 2020-08-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-6556
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6556

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

Exploit availability: No


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.


Update to version 84.0.4147.135.

Vulnerable software versions

Google Chrome: 81.0.4044.122 - 84.0.4147.125

CPE2.3 External links

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