Country’s cyber security agency CERT-In has warned WhatsApp users about certain vulnerabilities detected in the popular instant messaging application that could lead to the disclosure of sensitive information.

The “High” severity level consultation issued by CERT-In or the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team pointed out that the vulnerability has been detected before v2.21.32 in the Android version of WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp and WhatsApp software before v2.21.4.18 IOS version of the business”.

v2.21.4.18 and v2.21.32 represent the version of WhatsApp Messenger downloaded by users in order to use the platform on their mobile or computer devices.

CERT-In is the national technical department for combating cyber attacks and protecting Indian cyberspace.

“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in the WhatsApp application, which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on the target system,” the announcement was released on Saturday.

It described the risks in detail and said that these vulnerabilities “exist in the WhatsApp application due to cache configuration issues and lack of boundary checks in the audio decoding pipeline.”

It said: “Successfully exploiting these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on the target system.”

The notification also added that users of the application should update the latest version of WhatsApp from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store to deal with the vulnerability threat.


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