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Adobe Patches 14 Vulnerabilities in Substance 3D Painter

Adobe has patched more than a dozen vulnerabilities, including critical code execution flaws, in its Substance 3D Painter product.

Adobe has announced security updates for its Substance 3D Painter product to address more than a dozen vulnerabilities. This is the only product for which the software giant released updates this Patch Tuesday.

According to Adobe, the 3D painting software, specifically version 8.3.0 and earlier, is impacted by 14 vulnerabilities

A vast majority are high-severity (‘critical’ based on Adobe’s severity ratings) memory-related vulnerabilities that can be exploited for arbitrary code execution in the context of the targeted user. Some of the less severe issues can result in memory leaks. 

There is no indication that these flaws have been exploited in the wild. The priority rating assigned by the company also suggests that they are unlikely to ever be exploited for malicious purposes.

All of the vulnerabilities were reported to Adobe by researcher Mat Powell through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). 

Powell recently also found similar vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Substance 3D Designer and Substance 3D Stager. Those vulnerabilities were patched by the vendor in April and March, and ZDI has already made public advisories for each security bug. 

The ZDI advisories show that the flaws can be exploited by an attacker by tricking the targeted user into opening a specially crafted file. The same attack vector likely applies to the Substance 3D Painter vulnerabilities as well.

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Adobe is running a private, invite-only bug bounty program on HackerOne, but researchers interested in helping the company find vulnerabilities in its products can contact Adobe’s security team and provide their HackerOne handle. 

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Related: Adobe Plugs Critical Security Holes in Illustrator, After Effects Software

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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