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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 6.6/10


The Zoom Client for Meetings for Windows prior to version 5.9.7, Zoom Rooms for Conference Room for Windows prior to version 5.10.0, Zoom Plugins for Microsoft Outlook for Windows prior to version 5.10.3, and Zoom VDI Windows Meeting Clients prior to version 5.9.6; was susceptible to a local privilege escalation issue during the installer repair operation. A malicious actor could utilize this to potentially delete system level files or folders, causing integrity or availability issues on the user’s host machine.

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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published