CVSS 3.1 Score 9.3 of 10 (high)


Published Aug 8, 2023
Updated: Aug 11, 2023


CVE-2023-36534 is a vulnerability categorized as "Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory (Path Traversal)" (CWE-22). This vulnerability affects Zoom Desktop Client for Windows versions prior to 5.14.7. It allows an unauthenticated user to escalate privileges through network access by exploiting a path traversal issue. The risk score for this vulnerability is 66, indicating a significant risk to organizations. The base severity is rated as CRITICAL, with a base score of 9.3 out of 10. The confidentiality impact is rated as HIGH, while the integrity impact is NONE. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should update their Zoom Desktop Client for Windows to version 5.14.7 or newer. This vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations as it could enable unauthorized users to gain elevated privileges and potentially access sensitive information or perform malicious actions on affected systems.


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