Facebook WhatsApp Messenger up to 2.19.103 on Android Recovery information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Facebook WhatsApp Messenger up to 2.19.103 on Android (Messaging Software). This issue affects an unknown code of the component Recovery. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. Impacted is confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

A bug in WhatsApp for Android's messaging logic would potentially allow a malicious individual who has taken over over a WhatsApp user's account to recover previously sent messages. This behavior requires independent knowledge of metadata for previous messages, which are not available publicly. This issue affects WhatsApp for Android 2.19.52 and 2.19.54 - 2.19.103.

The bug was discovered 05/15/2019. The weakness was shared 05/10/2019. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2019-3566 since 01/02/2019. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/08/2020).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.5

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

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CVE: CVE-2019-3566 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20130704

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Created: 05/11/2019 03:01 AM
Updated: 06/08/2020 09:27 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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