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CVE-2017-8769 Detail

Current Description

** 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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/27/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/100906 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://wwws.nightwatchcybersecurity.com/2017/05/17/advisory-whatsapp-for-android-privacy-issues-with-handling-of-media-files-cve-2017-8769/ Exploit Mitigation Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:whatsapp:whatsapp_messenger:*:*:*:*:*:android:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
2.16.323


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-8769
NVD Published Date:
05/18/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/26/2019