Adobe Substance 3D Stager Users Beware of Malicious Files

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Adobe Substance 3D Stager, a 3D modeling and texturing software, is affected by a vulnerability that could allow hackers to execute code on users’ computers.

The vulnerability is an out-of-bounds memory read issue that can be triggered by opening a specially crafted file format used by the software. This would allow a hacker to access memory outside of the program’s allocated space. They could then exploit this to run malicious code under the user’s permissions.

In simple terms, by opening a bad file, the software could read parts of the computer’s memory it shouldn’t. A hacker could use this to install viruses or steal sensitive information like passwords.

To carry out an attack, hackers would need victims to open a boobytrapped file sent by email, downloaded from a website, or found online. So users need to be cautious about opening any files from untrusted sources.

Adobe has released updates to fix the issue, so users should make sure they have the latest version installed. It’s also recommended to use antivirus software and only download files from official websites or trusted senders you know. Being wary of unexpected file attachments can help prevent falling victim to this kind of cyberattack.