CVE-2020-6572 is a vulnerability in Google Chrome
Published on January 14, 2021
Use after free in Media in Google Chrome prior to 81.0.4044.92 allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML page.
Known Exploited Vulnerability
This Google Chrome Prior to 81.0.4044.92 Use-After-Free Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Use-after-free vulnerability in Media in Google Chrome prior to 81.0.4044.92 allowed a Remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML page.
The following remediation steps are recommended / required by July 10, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CVE-2020-6572 is exploitable with network access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.
What is a Dangling pointer Vulnerability?
Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.
CVE-2020-6572 has been classified to as a Dangling pointer vulnerability or weakness.
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What versions of Chrome are vulnerable to CVE-2020-6572?
- Google Chrome Fixed in Version 81.0.4044.92