Zoom has launched a brand new model of its macOS app with a repair for a safety vulnerability affecting the app’s computerized updates characteristic.

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In an August 13 safety bulletin, Zoom stated model 5.7.3 to model 5.11.3 of its macOS app comprise a vulnerability within the auto-update course of that may be exploited by a neighborhood low-privileged consumer to realize root privileges to the working system. The vulnerability has been patched in model 5.11.5 of the Zoom app for macOS, out there now.

The vulnerability was revealed by Mac safety researcher Patrick Wardle on the hacking convention DEF CON in Las Vegas on Friday. The Verge and WIRED shared extra particulars about Wardle’s findings for these concerned with studying extra.

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