Adobe Dimension Users Beware of Malicious Files

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Adobe Dimension is a popular 3D modeling software used by designers. According to security researchers, versions 3.4.7 and below of Adobe Dimension are affected by a vulnerability that can allow hackers to execute malicious code on users’ devices.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-25879, is an improper input validation issue. This means that the software fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input like files before opening or processing them. Hackers can craft a malicious file that exploits this flaw to run their own code with the user’s privileges.

All an attacker needs to do is trick the Dimension user into opening a boobytrapped file, maybe by disguising it as a legitimate project file. Once opened, the malicious code will automatically execute without requiring any other user interaction. This puts Dimension users at risk of malware infection or even complete system takeover.

The good news is individual Dimension users can protect themselves by exercising caution when opening files from untrusted sources. It is best to avoid downloading files from suspicious websites or emails and only open project files from known trusted colleagues. Dimension users should also keep their software updated with the latest patches to shield against already patched vulnerabilities.