India has issued a high security warning for WhatsApp users after the app experienced several vulnerabilities that could potentially allow cybercriminals to steal personal information. This comes only one month since two of India’s most popular messaging apps were banned following an order from government authorities, which is still yet another unclear issue with no clear resolution in sight.
WhatsApp Advisory India: A “high” severity rating advisory issued by India’s cyber security agency CERT-In said the vulnerability has been detected in software that has “WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for Android prior to v22.214.171.124 and WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for iOS prior to v2.21.32.”
The CERT-In, the national technology arm to combat cyber attacks and guarding the Indian cyber space issued a “high” severity rating advisory for vulnerability in software that has WhatsApp & Whatsapp Business for Android prior v126.96.36.199 and WhaatsApp & Whatsapp Business iOS prior 2.21
The warning points towards dangers of using these apps on mobile devices as they have been detected with a high risk level due to this new flaw which means it is time sensitive so if you are not an avid user, make sure your device is updated today!
Security researchers have found a number of vulnerabilities in the popular messaging app WhatsApp, which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on targeted systems. The advisory went into detail about some of these flaws: “multiple cache configuration issues and missing bounds check within audio decoding pipeline.”
Multiple security vulnerabilites were recently reported for the popular chat application ‘WhatsApp.’ These bugs exist due to vulnerability from cache configuration issue & missing bound checks within their audio decoder pipelines. In addition, these bugs also stem from multiple opportunities that would result in unauthorized execution with elevated privileges when handling maliciously crafted video files sent over WhatsApp’s file transfer protocol (FTP).
The latest update for WhatsApp is a must-have in order to avoid any vulnerability threats. The security advisory says that users can download the app from Google Play Store or iOS App Store and upgrade it as soon as possible!