Protect Yourself from Malware When Using Adobe Substance 3D Painter

CVECVE-2023-29281
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8
SourceCVE-2023-29281

Adobe Substance 3D Painter is a popular 3D modeling and painting software. Unfortunately, versions 8.3.0 and earlier of this program are affected by a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of your computer.

The vulnerability is an “out-of-bounds read” issue that occurs when Substance 3D Painter opens specially crafted files. Hackers can exploit this by creating malicious files that, when opened, allow code to be executed beyond where it should be in memory. If opened, this would give the hacker full control of your system.

The good news is that exploiting this requires some user interaction – you need to open a file sent by the attacker. To protect yourself, only open files from trusted sources. Be wary of unexpected file attachments or downloads, even from friends. Make sure to update to the latest version of Substance 3D Painter as well, as updates fix vulnerabilities like this.

Staying on top of software updates is one of the best ways to avoid malware risks. Be cautious online and only download files from publishers you know. Taking these small steps can help keep your creative work safe from hackers on Substance 3D Painter or any other programs you use.

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