Zoom Bug Exposes Windows 7 Users, And This Is Why You Must Upgrade to Windows 10

A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the Zoom client for Windows, and by the looks of things, only systems where Windows 7 is installed are actually exposed.

Security company 0patch, which has also published a micropatch for the flaw before Zoom actually resolved the vulnerability, explains that a remote attacker can exploit the vulnerability by simply convincing a user to perform a simple action like opening a file.

Once the malicious document is loaded, the attacker can launch the RCE attack, with no warning displayed on the victim’s computer.

While the flaw exists in the Zoom client on all Windows versions, only Windows 7 computers are exposed.

“This vulnerability is only exploitable on Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions. It is likely also exploitable on Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier though we didn’t test that; either way, our micropatch w… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.