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Security hole discovered in Autodesk Desktop App

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According to this article, the Autodesk Desktop App, prior to version 7.0.21.x contains a vulnerability to outside attacks.

At least a portion of the Desktop App runs as a service using the “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” account which has global permissions to everything on the system.

Autodesk Desktop App

In summary, it would be possible for an attacker to load an arbitrary DLL as a regular user and execute the code within as a process which is signed by AutoDesk Inc. as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. This article has more details.

If you are running the Autodesk Desktop App, we’d suggest to simply uninstall it. Why? Here are some reasons. If you choose to keep it, then make sure to update it ASAP.

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