Friday, May 24, 2024

“Extension” refers to a vulnerability that allows “hackers” to take control of the operating system


Virtual video meeting application “Zoom” has introduced a fix for a serious security flaw that could allow “hackers” to take control of a user’s operating system.
The security flaw is known as CVE-2022-28756 and is found in the Mac OS computers of the American company “Apple” and it targets the “Zoom” installer and requires special user permissions to run according to “Sputnik”.
Using this tool, hackers were able to essentially “trick” the app into installing malware on the app, by placing an encrypted “Zoom” signature on the package, allowing the attackers to gain additional access to the user’s computer. , they can change, delete or add files to the computer.
A fix for the security flaw is available in the “5.11.5” update of the app on “Mac”, which is currently available for download, by first opening the app on “Mac” and clicking Zoom In. Us from the menu bar at the top of the screen, and the app will display a window with its latest version.
A cyber security researcher has discovered a way for an attacker to use the macOS version of Zoom to gain access to the entire operating system.
Mac security expert Patrick Ward revealed the details of the vulnerability in a presentation at a hacking conference in Las Vegas on Friday.
Some of the bugs have already been patched, but The Verge reports that the researcher also presented an unpatched security vulnerability that still affects computers so far.

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