Protect Yourself from Malware with the Latest Substance3D Painter Update

CVECVE-2024-20742
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8
SourceCVE-2024-20742

Substance3D Painter is a popular 3D modeling and painting software. Unfortunately, versions 9.1.1 and earlier of Painter are affected by a vulnerability that could allow hackers to execute malicious code on your computer.

The vulnerability is an “out-of-bounds read” issue that occurs when Painter opens specially crafted files. Hackers can leverage this bug to access memory outside of what the program expects, potentially allowing them to run their own code instead of the intended file contents.

To exploit the vulnerability, a hacker would need to trick you into opening a malicious file they’ve created. They could disguise the file to look like a normal Substance3D project that you might want to open. Once opened, their code would execute without your knowledge.

The good news is Adobe, the maker of Substance3D Painter, has released an update that fixes this vulnerability. It’s important to update your version of Painter immediately to version 9.1.2 or higher for protection. You should also be cautious of any unexpected files sent by unknown parties.

By keeping your software up-to-date, you can help protect yourself from hackers exploiting known vulnerabilities. Staying vigilant against opening suspicious files is also wise. Taking these small steps helps ensure your creative work stays safe from malware or other cyber threats.

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