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Check Point Advisories

Google Chrome Heap Corruption (CVE-2020-16040)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-3319
Date Published: 21 Apr 2021
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 21 Apr 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-16040
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Google Chrome prior to 87.0.4280.88
Vulnerability Description A heap corruption vulnerability exists in Google Chrome. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Google Chrome Heap Corruption (CVE-2020-16040) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Google Chrome Heap Corruption (CVE-2020-16040)

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