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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-8769

** DISPUTED ** Facebook WhatsApp Messenger before 2.16.323 for Android uses the SD card for cleartext storage of files (Audio, Documents, Images, Video, and Voice Notes) associated with a chat, even after that chat is deleted. There may be users who expect file deletion to occur upon chat deletion, or who expect encryption (consistent with the application's use of an encrypted database to store chat text). NOTE: the vendor reportedly indicates that they do not "consider these to be security issues" because a user may legitimately want to preserve any file for use "in other apps like the Google Photos gallery" regardless of whether its associated chat is deleted.
Publish Date : 2017-05-18 Last Update Date : 2017-10-27
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 200

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-8769

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Whatsapp Inc Whatsapp Messenger 2.17.146 ~~~android~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Whatsapp Inc Whatsapp Messenger 1

- References For CVE-2017-8769

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/100906
BID 100906 WhatsApp CVE-2017-8769 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2017-09-12
https://wwws.nightwatchcybersecurity.com/2017/05/17/advisory-whatsapp-for-android-privacy-issues-with-handling-of-media-files-cve-2017-8769/

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-8769

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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