If you have installed WhatsApp on the phone, it is important that you update the application to the latest version; Regardless of whether you are iPhone or Android users. Meta’s proprietary messaging app fixed two serious vulnerabilities -one classified with a ‘critical’ severity and the other ‘high’- that would allow remote code execution.
This has been reported by the application on its Security Warnings page, which lists the two vulnerabilities that have already been corrected in the latest versions of the ‘app’, but which can put users of less previous versions at risk .
A vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022-36934, would allow running code remotely during a manipulated video call. It affects versions prior to 220.127.116.11, both WhatsApp for Android and iOS, and Business for Android and iOS.
The second, CVE-2022-27492, would also allow remote execution of malicious code, only this time via a malicious video file. It affects versions prior to WhatsApp for Android v18.104.22.168 and for iOS v22.214.171.124.
The first is classified as a vulnerability of critical severity, on a scale of 9.8 out of 10, while the second has been determined as high gravitywith a 7.8 out of 10.