WhatsApp users were warned that the famous online messaging application might cause the violation of sensitive information to identify potential threats. The latest vulnerability has been graded with the ‘Severe’ severity ranking by CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team).
A new advertisement was also released on Saturday by the national cyber assault branch, responsible for the protection of all Indians’ cyberspace, outlining the dangers associated with new WhatsApp vulnerabilities.
“WhatsApp systems identified several bugs, enabling a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on a targeted system,” the advisory stated.
A problem with cache setup helps an attacker to execute code or to manipulate confidential information on a targeted server remotely. In-depth, the notice indicates that “exist in WhatsApp applications due to a cache configuration issue and missing bounds check within the audio decoding pipeline.”
“Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on a targeted system,” it added.
WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for Android detection of the latest flaw will be affected by versions until updating versions 184.108.40.206. WhatsApp and WhatsApp for iOS applications were affected for iOS users before version 2.21.32.
The bugs are safe for users upgraded to the most recent versions of WhatsApp on Android and iOS. Users can be able to go to the Play Store or App Store to upgrade them to updated versions automatically to ensure that they remain protected from the newly found flaw.