Users with weak apps They could receive a malicious image that could corrupt device memory (buffer overflow)” Warning Posted by National Institute of Cyber Security in Spain. Indicates a failure in one of the newer versions of The WhatsAppMeta messaging app.
the Warning It seems because the organism is considered double bug It was detected in the app because it could harm affected phones.
According to experts The Cyber Security Institute of Spain (INCIBE), “The attack can be carried out online and does not require any form of authentication. The weak component is Image Noise Wizard“.
Report that seeks to alert users of WhatsApp for Android Details that “a cybercriminal could create and send a malicious image which, because the camouflaged code was not checked when received, could cause it to write outside (overrun) buffer limits or corrupt the device’s memory, with an impact on the availability, confidentiality and integrity of stored data and software.”
When you do it online and without any kind of verification, in order to be a victim of this attack, it is enough just that you receive a malicious image. Since it is very vulnerable to an attack of this type, specialists recommend checking the version The WhatsApp And update it in case it was one before 22.214.171.124 in which the problem was fixed.
How do I check the functionality of WhatsApp on my Android phone
- Access the configuration options, located in the upper right, delimited by three dots
- Go to “Settings” and select “Help”
- Select the “Application Information” option
- If there is a version prior to version 126.96.36.199, the phone is vulnerable to the Image Blurring Handler component attack, so it is recommended to update the application.