WhatsApp patches vulnerability related to image filter functionality

Check Point Research has announced the discovery of a vulnerability in the popular messaging platform WhatsApp that allowed attackers to read sensitive information from WhatsApp’s memory.

WhatsApp acknowledged the issue and released a security fix for it in February.

The messaging platform — considered the most popular globally with about two billion monthly active users — had an “Out-Of-Bounds read-write vulnerability” related to the platform’s image filter functionality, according to Check Point Research.

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Source: ZDNet