Zoom, a popular online video-conferencing service, has issued a new version for its macOS software, which addresses the security flaw that enabled hackers to compromise the service. According to Zoom’s advisory, this patch addresses the critical vulnerability CVE-2022-28756.
Zoom 5.11.5 for macOS contains the update that fixes the problem. If you’re having trouble with the Zoom app on your Mac, make sure you have the most recent update installed right away.
According to the advisory, local low-privileged users may exploit a vulnerability in Zoom for macOS between versions 5.7.3 and 5.11.3 to get root access on the operating system.
A security researcher discovered a vulnerability in the macos OS X edition of the Zoom software last week. Zoom has acknowledged the problem and promised a repair, however it seems that the macOS operating system is still vulnerable due to an unpatched vulnerability. In any case, the problem has been resolved in the most recent version.
An attacker may leverage this vulnerability to compromise the Zoom installer, which needs elevated privileges to execute. In order to trick the Zoom installation utility into installing a malicious application, hackers may forge the application’s cryptographic signature on the package. From here, the attacker has full control of the system and may change, remove, or even add files.
Please download and install version 5.11.5 of Zoom if you’re using it with a Mac. To get the latest version of Zoom, go to zoom.us and click the “Check for updates” and “Update” buttons.