Adobe Substance 3D Designer Users Beware of Malicious Files

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8

Adobe Substance 3D Designer, a 3D modeling and texturing software, has a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of your computer. The technical name for this issue is a “Stack-based Buffer Overflow”, which happens when a program doesn’t properly verify the size of input before copying it into a memory buffer.

Hackers can create specially crafted files that exploit this vulnerability and include malicious code. If an unsuspecting Substance 3D Designer user opens one of these files, the malicious code could run with the same privileges as the logged in user. This means the hacker would have access to documents, passwords, and other sensitive data on the computer.

The best way to protect yourself is to be cautious about opening any files from unknown or untrusted sources. You should also make sure to keep your Substance 3D Designer software updated with the latest patches, as Adobe has released an update that fixes this vulnerability. Being aware of potential risks and practicing safe digital habits are important steps to help defend against cyber threats.