Google team has patched two critical Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in the Google Chrome browser. CVE identifiers CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017 have been assigned to these vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities allows attackers to cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code on the affected system.
CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:
Base Score: 10.0 CRITICAL
CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:
Base Score: 9.3 CRITICAL
Google chrome versions before 86.0.4240.198
To address this vulnerability, the vendor has released security patches. For more information, please refer to our blog
Use the SanerNow platform to apply this critical patch quickly across the organization as shown below.
SanerNow: Vulnerability detection and patching of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities:
1. Login to SanerNow platform
2. Switch to the account/site specific view and Go to 'VM tool'
3. If your Windows Operating System is vulnerable, Saner lists the CVE’s CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017 in 'Top Vulnerabilities' or 'Recently Discovered Vulnerabilities' as shown in the below diagram
4. Search for this vulnerability in the VM tool. If you are affected, apply the patch through PM -> Missing Patches
5. Select 'Groups/Devices' in the 'Asset Source' section and click 'Apply'.
6. Select the 'Windows OS' product from the 'Asset' section as shown in the below diagram.
7. Select 'Apply Selected Patches' at the rightmost corner. This will prompt for 'Creating Patching Task'. Fill in 'Task Name' and 'Remediation Schedule' as per your preference and click on 'Apply Selected Patches' as shown below,
8. Remediation job will be created, which will fix the vulnerabilities by upgrading the software and making the system immune to two Google Chrome Zero-Day vulnerabilities.
9. Once remediation is done, the Saner agent automatically scans again and upload the result to SanerNow as shown below,