CVE-2020-1910: Whatsapp vulnerability

A missing bounds check in WhatsApp for Android prior to v2.21.1.13 and WhatsApp Business for Android prior to v2.21.1.13 could have allowed out-of-bounds read and write if a user applied specific image filters to a specially crafted image and sent the resulting image.

How to mitigate CVE-2020-1910

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Follow the instructions, as they will assist you in mitigating the Whatsapp vulnerability that been reported in CVE-2020-1910.

  1. Install the latest version of Whatsapp

    Navigate to the official Whatsapp website and download the latest version of Whatsapp. The latest version contains the CVE-2020-1910 fix.
    Update to the latest version

  2. Perform a vulnerability assessment

    Perform a scan on your Whatsapp environment(s), and check for vulnerabilities. Verify if CVE-2020-1910 has been mitigated.

  3. Utilize the references

    The CVE-2020-1910 references have been provided for a reason. Utilize these references and make sure that you are correctly informed.

References

  • www.whatsapp.com/security/advisories/2021/
  • www.whatsapp.com/security/advisories/2021/
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