Tenable Research Discovers Vulnerability in Zoom that Could Lead to Conference Hijacking


The flaw could potentially allow a threat actor to take control of a victim’s desktop
to download and execute malware

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that its research team has discovered a serious vulnerability in Zoom’s Desktop Conferencing Application [CVE-2018-15715] that would allow a remote attacker or rogue meeting attendee to hijack screen controls, impersonate meeting attendees via chat messages and kick attendees out of meetings. The flaw exposes up to 750,000 companies around the world that use Zoom to conduct day-to-day business.

As digital transformation surges and remote workforces become increasingly common, conferencing services like Zoom are nearly ubiquitous.

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