Advisory Published


First published: Mon Mar 27 2023(Updated: )

Zoom Client for IT Admin macOS installers before version 5.13.5 contain a local privilege escalation vulnerability. A local low-privileged user could exploit this vulnerability in an attack chain during the installation process to escalate their privileges to privileges to root.

Credit: security@zoom.us

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Zoom Meetings<5.13.5

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-28596?

    CVE-2023-28596 is a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Zoom Client for IT Admin macOS installers before version 5.13.5.

  • How severe is CVE-2023-28596?

    CVE-2023-28596 has a severity rating of 7.8 (high).

  • How does CVE-2023-28596 affect Zoom Meetings?

    CVE-2023-28596 affects Zoom Meetings version up to and exclusive of 5.13.5 on iPhone OS.

  • How can a local low-privileged user exploit CVE-2023-28596?

    A local low-privileged user can exploit CVE-2023-28596 during the installation process of Zoom Client for IT Admin macOS to escalate their privileges to root.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-28596?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-28596 in the security bulletin on the official Zoom website: [link](https://explore.zoom.us/en/trust/security/security-bulletin/)


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