A newly discovered security flaw in the Zoom client for Windows could allow malicious remote code execution on computers running Windows 7 or older.


If the code is executed on a vulnerable computer, no warning or notification appears. As of July 10, Zoom has released a patch and updates are required to prevent the vulnerability. Details about the security flaw and patch are referenced in Actions (Zoom Patches...).

Action Needed

To securely use Zoom, the Zoom client must be uninstalled, then updated to the latest version, including all recent security updates. WPI computers running Windows 7 must be transitioned to Windows 10. 


Zoom Updates

The Zoom client must be updated on all Windows 7 computers, WPI-owned and personal.

  1. Uninstall the current Zoom client.
  2. Download the latest Zoom version using the link in Actions.

Windows Updates

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft, therefore new security patches are not released. To maintain a secure environment at WPI and to protect your data, all Windows 7 computers should be transitioned to Windows 10.

If you are using a WPI-owned computer that is still running Windows 7, updating is critical. Please upgrade to Windows 10 using Software Center as follows: 

  1. Back-up your computer 
  2. Upgrade to Windows 10 

You are welcome to contact the IT Service Desk for assistance with these steps.