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Prasad gives details of communication between MeitY and WhatsApp in Rajya Sabha

As the Pegasus-WhatsApp issue was taken up by the Rajya Sabha for discussion on November 28, the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, gave more details about the communication between MeitY and WhatsApp. Even though some of these details had been given in a written answer in the Lok Sabha on November 20, the italicised details were shared by Prasad during the debate only yesterday. May 14: Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Database in USA published a vulnerability note based on WhatsApp reporting to CVE May 17: CERT-In published a vulnerability note (CIVN-2019-0080) regarding buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp based on its vulnerability tracking process. May 20: WhatsApp reported an incident to CERT-In, wherein it mentioned that WhatsApp identified and promptly fixed a vulnerability that could enable an attacker to insert and execute code on mobile devices…

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