WhatsApp for Android Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Summary

A bug in WhatsApp for Android’s messaging logic would potentially allow a malicious individual who has taken over over a WhatsApp user’s account to recover previously sent messages. This behavior requires independent knowledge of metadata for previous messages, which are not available publicly. This issue affects WhatsApp for Android 2.19.52 and 2.19.54 – 2.19.103, as well as WhatsApp Business for Android starting in v2.19.22 until v2.19.38.

Credit:

The information has been provided by Facebook.
The original article can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/security/advisories/cve-2019-3566

 


Details

A bug in WhatsApp for Android’s messaging logic would potentially allow a malicious individual who has taken over over a WhatsApp user’s account to recover previously sent messages. This behavior requires independent knowledge of metadata for previous messages, which are not available publicly.

Vulnerable Systems:

WhatsApp for Android 2.19.52 and 2.19.54 – 2.19.103

    CVE Information:
    CVE-2019-3566

    Disclosure Timeline:
    Publish Date: 2019-05-15