Cyberpunk 2077 developers CD Projekt Red have had to issue a warning today that anyone deciding to install a mod for the game should “use caution” after a security issue was discovered.
The issue is a “vulnerability in external DLL files which can be used to execute code on PCs”. While the company works on a fix, they’re asking players to “please refrain from using files from unknown sources”, which would basically mean any mod.
If you plan to use @CyberpunkGame mods/custom saves on PC, use caution. We've been made aware of a vulnerability in external DLL files the game uses which can be used to execute code on PCs. Issue will be fixed ASAP. For now, please refrain from using files from unknown sources.
— CD PROJEKT RED CS (@CDPRED_Support) February 2, 2021
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