The WhatsApp platform said today, Monday: that it has addressed errors that were present in the old versions of its programs and that it has no reason to believe that these vulnerabilities were abused at all.
The official statement came on the heels of a recent advisory issued by India’s Cybersecurity Agency CERT-In, Which warned WhatsApp users about some Weaknesses In the application, which may lead to a breach of sensitive information.
A WhatsApp spokesperson said: We are regularly working with security researchers to improve the many ways in which WhatsApp protects people’s messages. As is usual with software products, we have addressed bugs that were present in older versions, and we have no reason to believe that they were misused at all.
The spokesperson added that the WhatsApp platform remains secure, and end-to-end encryption continues to work as intended to protect people’s messages.
The risk assessment advisory report issued by CERT-In, or the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, said: The vulnerability was discovered for WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business in versions prior to version 22.214.171.124 for Android and in versions prior to version 2.21.32 for iOS.
The consultation described the risks in detail, saying: These vulnerabilities exist due to a problem with configuring the cache and losing boundaries in the audio decoding path.
The warning stated that multiple vulnerabilities in WhatsApp applications could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information through the target person’s system.
The consultation recommended that users update their devices with the latest version of WhatsApp from the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store to face the threat of vulnerability.