Beware of Malicious Files in Adobe Audition

CVECVE-2023-47049
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8
SourceCVE-2023-47049

Adobe Audition is a popular audio editing software used by professionals. Unfortunately, a vulnerability was discovered that could allow hackers to take control of users’ computers through Adobe Audition.

The vulnerability is an “out-of-bounds read” issue that happens when Adobe Audition opens specially crafted audio files. Hackers can create malicious files that exploit this bug and allow code to run without the user’s permission. This gives the hacker full access to the infected computer.

All the hacker needs is for the target user to open the malicious file in Adobe Audition. Once opened, the hacker’s code will automatically run with the same privileges as the user. They can then install programs, view and steal files, or do other damage.

The good news is users have some protection. Make sure to update Adobe Audition to the latest version, as updates fix security issues. Be wary of opening files from untrusted or unknown sources. Don’t click links or attachments in suspicious emails claiming to be audio files. Following basic cyber safety practices like these makes it much harder for hackers to take advantage of software vulnerabilities.

Stay safe out there and be mindful of the files you open, especially in programs with known security issues like older versions of Adobe Audition. Keeping your software updated is one of the best defenses against online threats.

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