2) Use-after-free

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3:
8.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID:
CVE-2020-16017

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 site isolation 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.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Update the affected package chromium to version 86.0.4240.198-1.

Vulnerable software versions

Arch Linux:

CPE

External links

https://security.archlinux.org/advisory/ASA-202011-11

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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