Beware of Malicious Files in Adobe Substance 3D Stager

CVECVE-2023-25874
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8
SourceCVE-2023-25874

Adobe Substance 3D Stager, a 3D content creation software, is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability. A buffer overflow occurs when a program tries to store more data in a buffer (temporary data storage area) than it was intended to hold. This can corrupt memory and allow attackers to execute malicious code.

In this case, opening a specially crafted file could cause Adobe Substance 3D Stager to overwrite memory and run code of an attacker’s choice, giving them control of the affected system. The attacker would need a user to open the malicious file, but would then be able to install programs, view, change or delete data.

Adobe has released updates to version 2.0.0 and earlier to address this issue. Users are strongly recommended to update to the latest version as soon as possible. It is also safer not to open files from untrusted or unknown sources unless essential. Maintaining updated antivirus software can help detect and block any exploited files.

Being aware of software vulnerabilities and promptly applying updates helps protect users and their data from potential hacking attacks. Staying cautious about opening files from external sources reduces the risk of this and similar buffer overflow issues.

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