Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Tackles Recent Mod Issues
CD Projekt RED recently warned players about a potential security risk that stemmed from the DLL files in mods for Cyberpunk 2077. While the problem could have gotten a lot worse, it would appear that the development team has now implemented a hotfix to tackle that issue.
Taking to Twitter, the Cyberpunk 2077 devs released the patch notes for hotfix 1.12, which is available now on PC. The entire focus of the fix is simply to deal with those pesky vulnerabilities that recently popped up, which allowed remote access to PCs via the DLL files. Needless to say, this was not the best problem to have, so it’s good to see that CDPR was able to work quickly on a fix.
Hotfix 1.12 is now available on PC!
This update addresses the vulnerability that could be used as part of remote code execution (including save files):
– Fixed a buffer overrun issue.
– Removed/replaced non-ASLR DLLs. pic.twitter.com/LAkBfVpnXf
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 5, 2021
Essentially, a recent issue that was discovered by a user on Reddit allowed for the remote execution of code on anyone’s PC that had some mods installed on it. This was possible through the DLL files, but this hotfix seems to take care of that. It may be a bit safer to use mods in Cyberpunk 2077 once again, but always keep an eye on what you are downloading and installing on your PC.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One, and new-gen consoles via backwards compatibility. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you glad that the developers were able to get a hotfix out quickly for Cyberpunk 2077 players? Were you affected by the issues? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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