Patching Google Chrome Zero Day CVE-2020-6418


    Overview: -

    Google released updates for high severity vulnerabilities in Chrome browser. There are reports of active exploitation of a type confusion vulnerability discovered by Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG). Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution on vulnerable systems. Microsoft has also released updates to mitigate these vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Chromium-based edge browser.

    CVEs assigned: -



    Affected Softwares: -

    Google Chrome versions before 80.0.3987.122

    Solution: -

    The vendor has released a patch to address these vulnerabilities. For more information, please refer to our blog.

    Saner provides remediation for Windows, Linux and Mac. Use SanerNow platform to apply this high severity patch quickly across the organization as shown below.

    SanerNow: -

    Vulnerability detection and patching of Google Chrome: -

    1. Login to SanerNow platform
    2. Switch to the account/site specific view and Go to 'VM tool'
    3. If your Application (Google Chrome) is vulnerable, Saner lists CVEs in 'Top Vulnerabilities' or 'Recently Discovered Vulnerabilities' as shown in the below diagram:


    1. Search for this vulnerability in VM tool. If you are affected, apply the patch through PM -> Missing Patches.
    2. Select 'Groups/Devices' in the 'Asset Source' section and click 'Apply'.
    3. Select the product 'Google Chrome' from the 'Asset' section as shown in the image below:


    1. Select ‘Apply Selected Patches’ at the rightmost corner. This will prompt for ‘Creating Patch Task’. Fill in ‘Task Name’ and ‘Remediation Schedule' as per your preference and click on ‘Apply Selected Patches' as shown below:


    1. Remediation job will be created, which will fix the vulnerability by upgrading Google Chrome to the latest patch version.
    2. Once remediation is done, the Saner agent automatically scans again and uploads the result to SanerNow as shown below:


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