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On February 8, 2024, Zoom released security updates to address a critical privilege escalation vulnerability in its software for Windows. This vulnerability could allow attackers to gain unauthorised access to a user’s computer and take control of it.

Zoom has released security updates that address this vulnerability. All users are urged to update their Zoom software to the latest version as soon as possible.

What You Need to Do

If you use Zoom on your Windows computer, here are the steps you need to take to protect yourself from this vulnerability:

  • Open Zoom.
  • Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the window.
  • Click on “Check for Updates”.
  • If an update is available, click on “Download and Install”.
  • Once the update is installed, restart Zoom.

Additional Security Tips

In addition to updating your Zoom software, here are some additional tips to help you stay safe online:

  • Don’t open files you open from untrusted sources.
  • Do not click on links in emails or messages from unknown senders.
  • Use a strong password for your Zoom account and enable two-factor authentication.

By following these tips, you can help protect yourself from this and other security vulnerabilities.

Technical Details

The vulnerability is CVE-2024-26767. It has a CVSS score of 10.0, which means it is considered to be a critical vulnerability.

The vulnerability affects Zoom versions 5.11.3 and earlier.