CERT-In has reported Multiple vulnerabilities in WhatsApp

    The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an advisory cum warning to WhatsApp users in India regarding multiple vulnerabilities that it has detected in the messaging platform Whatsapp, which could possibily lead to breach of sensitive data & information of users.

    The CERT-In said that the vulnerabilities had been found in a certain versions of WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for both android and iphone users.

    “Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in WhatsApp applications which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on a targeted system,” the advisory said.

    Describing the risk in detail, it said that these vulnerabilities “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 said.