|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|CVE ID|| CVE-2019-3568
|CWE ID|| CWE-119
|Public exploit||This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.|
WhatsApp Messenger for Android
Mobile applications / Apps for mobile phones
This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the WhatsApp VOIP stack when processing SRTCP packets. A remote attacker can send a series of specially crafted SRTCP packets sent to a target phone number, trigger buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target device.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.
Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.
WhatsApp Messenger for Android: -CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?
The attacker would have to trick the victim to open a a specially crafted app.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.