Update Your Adobe After Effects Now – Critical Code Execution Flaw Discovered

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Adobe After Effects, the popular video editing and motion graphics software, has been found to contain a vulnerability that can allow hackers to take control of your computer.

Security researchers discovered that Adobe After Effects versions 24.0.2 and earlier as well as 23.6 and earlier are affected by an out-of-bounds write issue. This means hackers could craft a specially designed file that, when opened by a victim, could exploit the flaw and execute malicious code on the victim’s machine with their privileges.

While exploiting the vulnerability requires tricking a user into opening a malicious file, it’s still a serious risk as it could allow a hacker to install programs, view, change or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights on the compromised computer.

The good news is Adobe has released updates to patch this vulnerability. Users are strongly recommended to update their version of After Effects immediately to the latest version to protect themselves against any potential attacks attempting to exploit this code execution bug. It’s also always wise to be cautious about opening files from unknown or untrusted sources which could potentially contain exploits.

By updating your software, you can help ensure your computer remains secure from hackers seeking to abuse this and other flaws discovered in Adobe After Effects. Staying on top of updates is one of the best ways to defend yourself from online threats.