Get the videos on the MP4 player via the Chat it is part of the daily routine of a lot of people, but it can also be a serious security vulnerability in the application allows a smartphone user on Android or iPhone is being accessed remotely from the execution of a file with the extension .mp4 at the end.
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Known as CVE-2019-11931, it was considered to be critical. This is because the MP4 file is malicious and may cause a buffer overflow that opens the way for techniques of denial of service (DoS), and RCE (remote code execution of malicious code).
Depending on how they are to be operated, the user can see the messages on WhatsApp, which is accessed by a third party or to capture files, all remotely.
There was a concern that such a failure had it been able to be used in the scheme to spy on the governments of the 20 countries that have been conducted by the company, the israeli M-Group, however, there is no evidence that the vulnerability, CVE-2019-11931, has been explored.
In any case, the issue has been fixed on the 3rd of October on WhatsApp, 2.19.274 for Android, 2.19.100 for the same. Correction, there is also a finding in Business since 2.19.104 for Android, 2.19.100 for the same. Even WhatsApp for Windows Phone received a fix (in the version of 2.18.368).
Although all of the fixes that have been released over a month ago, the fault is considered to be important, yet no devices running out of date versions of the Following:
The tip here end up being obvious: you keep the automatic updates turned on, your mobile phone, and, of course, take special care with files that received via WhatsApp or a similar service.
With the information in The Next Web.