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WhatsApp: CVE-2019-18426: XSS and local file reading vulnerability

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WhatsApp: CVE-2019-18426: XSS and local file reading vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
01/19/2020
Created
02/26/2020
Added
02/21/2020
Modified
05/24/2022

Description

A vulnerability in WhatsApp Desktop versions prior to 0.3.9309 when paired with WhatsApp for iPhone versions prior to 2.20.10 allows cross-site scripting and local file reading. Exploiting the vulnerability requires the victim to click a link preview from a specially crafted text message.

Solution(s)

  • whatsapp-upgrade-latest-version

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