The flaw, discovered by cybersecurity researcher Patrick Wardle last week and reported by tech outlet The Verge, was in the installation file of the popular video conferencing app.
By mimicking the app’s digital signature, a hacker could have used the necessary permissions to install Zoom as a Trojan horse to insert malware into a device.
From there, it would have been possible for the infiltrator to add, modify or delete files as they pleased.
Patrick Wardle praised on Twitter how quickly Zoom resolved the issue he had raised just days earlier.
Update 5.11.5 can be downloaded online from the Zoom site (New window) or installed through the app update tool.