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UPDATE: New Minimum Zoom Version Requirement Effective August 29, 2022

Posted: 2022-08-10 11:39:18   Expiration: 2023-12-17 11:39:18

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2022-08-10 11:39:18. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Update: Zoom recently released an updated version of the Mac Zoom computer application to address a security vulnerability. In response to the security vulnerability, we are updating the minimum client version for the Mac Zoom computer application to 5.11.9. In addition to this change and in response to feedback, we are reducing the minimum client version for the Windows Zoom computer application to 5.11.3 .

Effective August 29, 2022, the minimum version requirement for the Zoom computer and mobile application will be updated from 5.10.0 to 5.11.x. All UW-Madison Zoom accounts and individuals attending a UW-Madison Zoom hosted meeting will be required to use the minimum version listed below.

Individuals who only use a web browser (example: Firefox, Chrome, Safari) to access Zoom at will not be affected.

The minimum version requirement is being updated to ensure all UW-Madison Zoom accounts and their attendees are using the latest privacy/security enhancements and features.

Latest Zoom application versions (updated) 

The minimum version requirements listed below will go into effect on August 29, 2022. Please note, this list is subject to change to address new zero-day security vulnerabilities.

  • Windows - 5.11.3 (updated)
  • Mac - 5.11.9 (updated)
  • Vdi - 5.11.2
  • Linux - 5.11.3
  • iOS - 5.11.3
  • Android - 5.11.3

Prepare for this requirement

  1. Check your current Zoom computer or mobile application version.
  2. Update the Zoom application. 
    • If your computer or mobile device is managed by your IT department, you may not have the update option. Contact your IT department for further support.
  3. Enable automatic updates for your Zoom application to receive the latest version.

As Zoom releases new versions of their computer and mobile applications, we will adjust the minimum version to a version that includes the latest privacy and security enhancements. Announcements will be made in TechNews and the Zoom KnowledgeBase news section when the minimum version is modified.

Please contact the DoIT Help Desk if you have any questions.

Thank you,

DoIT Productivity & Collaborative Solutions

-- Zoom: Christina Gomez