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 the flaw is a “Use After Free” bug, which happens when a computer program tries to use memory that has already been freed or allocated to another use.

Hackers can exploit this by tricking victims into opening a specially crafted file. If opened, the malicious file would be able to exploit the bug and execute arbitrary code on the user’s machine with their privileges. This means a hacker could install programs, view, change or delete data, or do other unwanted actions on your computer.

The best way to protect yourself is to be cautious about opening files from untrusted or unknown sources. You should also keep your Adobe Substance 3D Designer software updated with the latest patches. Adobe has released an update that fixes this vulnerability, so users are encouraged to update their software right away. Being aware of the risks and practicing basic cyber safety habits can go a long way in preventing exploitation.