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MAXScript exploit "PhysXPluginMfx" in Autodesk® 3ds Max® software
Autodesk ID: ADSK-SA-2020-0005
Product, Service, Component: Autodesk® 3ds Max ® software
Impact: Code Execution
Original Publish: 10/08/2020
Last Revised: 19/08/20
CVSS 3.0 Score
0.1 - 3.9
A vulnerability where scope and impact of exploitation is restricted and the ability to exploit is extremely difficult.
4.0 - 6.9
A vulnerability where exploitation is mitigated by factors such as difficulty to exploit, default configuration or ease of identification.
7.0 - 8.9
A vulnerability, which if exploited, would directly impact the confidentiality, integrity or availability of user’s data or processing resources.
9.0 - 10
A vulnerability, which if exploited, would allow remote execution of malicious code without user action.
A variant of a MAXScript exploit "PhysXPluginMfx" has been identified and a free plugin is now available in the Autodesk App Store to detect and remove the malicious code.
The 3rd-party MAXScript exploit, "PhysXPluginMfx" (variant of ALC2, ALC, CRP and ADLS), can corrupt 3ds Max software’s settings, run malicious code, and propagate to other MAX files (*.max) on a Windows® system if scene files containing the script are loaded into 3ds Max.
*Note: Product list table contents subject to change.
Autodesk recommends 3ds Max users download the latest version of Security Tools for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2021-2015SP1 available in the Autodesk App Store to identify and remove the PhysXPluginMfx MAXScript malware.
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