Beware of Malicious Files in Adobe Substance 3D Designer

CVECVE-2023-26416
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8
SourceCVE-2023-26416

Adobe Substance 3D Designer, a 3D modeling and texturing software, is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability. This means the application does not properly verify the size of data written to memory. A hacker could craft a malicious file that, when opened in the software, could exploit this vulnerability.

When opened, the malicious file would contain more data than the memory buffer can hold. This overflow could then allow the hacker’s code to execute on the user’s machine with the same privileges as the Substance 3D Designer program. As a result, the hacker could install malware, steal sensitive information or take complete control of the affected computer.

To exploit the vulnerability, hackers need users to open a boobytrapped file. So it is important for Substance 3D Designer users to exercise caution when opening files from untrusted sources. Users should only open files from known, legitimate sources to avoid falling victim to this attack.

Adobe has released an update to patch this vulnerability. Users are strongly recommended to update their installation of Substance 3D Designer immediately. Keeping software up-to-date is one of the best ways to protect yourself against security risks. Users should also be wary of unsolicited files received over email or messaging services. Taking these precautions can help keep your devices and data safe from exploits like this one.

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