Engadget: WhatsApp fixes video call exploit that allowed account hijacks

Engadget: WhatsApp fixes video call exploit that allowed account hijacks. “WhatsApp owners may have just dodged a bullet. The messaging service has fixed a security flaw that let intruders hijack the app (and thus your account) when you answered an incoming video call in Android or iOS. If an attacker sent a malformed Real-time Transport Protocol packet, it would corrupt the app’s heap memory and open it to attack. Web users weren’t affected, since the browser-based client relies on the WebRTC protocol.”

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