Users of video belapp Zoom who have a computer with Windows 7 or older could lose control of their system until this week. Zoom has the leak on Saturday after being reported by the security site 0patch poem via an update.
The vulnerability was exploitable when a user performed an action within Zoom, such as opening a document. At that time, a hacker could silently run other code on his victim’s system.
There is no evidence that the vulnerability has actually been used by anyone.
A cyber security expert found the leak and shared it with 0patch. He contacted Zoom. In an email to The Daily Dot Zoom writes that the vulnerability was corrected on Saturday morning via the company’s latest update.
Microsoft has not supported Windows 7 for some time. However, the operating system is still used on about 446 million computers worldwide.