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US Database Reveals: WhatsApp Reported much Security Vulnerabilities

WhatsApp Vulnerabilities Security Issue

WhatsApp is discovered to have revealed as many as 12 vulnerabilities in 2019 higher compared to one or two security flaws it reported in the past few years. The discovery comes hot on the heels of the hacking of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone which was due to a WhatsApp loophole.

The hacking, that was reported last week, raised eyebrows for the messaging program that was obtained by Facebook in February 2014. WhatsApp last year faced controversy in India when there was a vulnerability used to allegedly enable snooping of human rights activists and journalists in the country through spyware named Pegasus.

According to the entrances available on the US National Vulnerability Database (NVD), WhatsApp reported 12 vulnerabilities last year. A total of seven vulnerabilities of their total count were hailed as”critical”.

The listing of vulnerabilities revealed by WhatsApp includes the CVE-2019-3568 bug that was marked critical and found within the VoIP (voice-over-Internet-protocol) pile of the program in May last year. It allowed hackers to remotely execute code smartphones.

Likewise, another flaw that was monitored by CVE-2019-11933 is part of the US database. It was explained as a heap buffer overflow bug and changed WhatsApp for Android before version 2.19.291. It could enable attackers to execute code or cause a denial of service.

A report by Check Point last month also disclosed a bug that could have allowed attackers to crash WhatsApp by providing a malicious group message. The bug was found in August and had the potential.

Security issues impacted WhatsApp largely in 2019. Spyware Pegasus was seen exploiting WhatsApp’s video calling system and helped authorities hack mobile devices of more than a hundred people worldwide. India was one of the markets that are key for the spyware that was provided by surveillance company NSO and was allegedly used in May. via

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