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Secunia Security Advisory 46785

Secunia Security Advisory 46785
Posted Dec 22, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in WhatsApp Messenger, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46785

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TITLE:
WhatsApp Messenger Plaintext Message Information Disclosure Security
Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46785

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46785/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46785

RELEASE DATE:
2011-12-22

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46785/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46785/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46785

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in WhatsApp Messenger, which can
be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive
information.

The security issue is caused due to the application transmitting XMPP
traffic in plaintext. This can be exploited to intercept received or
sent messages by e.g sniffing network traffic or via a
Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack.

SOLUTION:
Currently there is no known workaround.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
G. Wagner, SEC Consult.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://www.sec-consult.sg/comfiles/20111219-1_Whatsapp_Multiple_Vulnerabilities.txt

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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