CD Projekt Red releases Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix to protect modders
CD Projekt Red quickly acted to close potential vulnerabilities in Cyberpunk 2077. The new 1.12 hotfix aims to protect modders from malicious hackers. Additionally, the new patch addresses several game elements that could be abused by untoward individuals. CDPR’s continuing commitment to the fixes on their game begs the question of when the console versions will be fixed. Unfortunately, the incoming patch applies only to the PC version of the game.
Cyberpunk’s Continuous Development
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
CD Projekt Red first warned its modding players to use caution earlier this week. One well-meaning community member named PixelRick flagged the issue and brought the issue to everyone’s attention. PixelRick shared the details of the potential game vulnerability with an online gaming journal. He stressed the dangers such problems could pose for well-meaning players just hoping to add silly mods to their Cyberpunk game.
“You should be able to trust data file mods to be harmless, and only be skeptical about executables in general. This vulnerability makes it impossible to really trust any modded data file for this game until [the] patch.”
CDPR’s swiftly reacted towards a potential problem before any players were negatively affected. However, the Cyberpunk devs still have many problems left to fix outside of the realm of their hit 2020 release. CD Projekt Red still faces several complaints and potential lawsuits due to the immense failure of the console ports.
The new hotfix follows Cyberpunk’s major 1.1 patch that targeted one game-breaking bug. CD Projekt Red proved that they’re quick to respond with new problems facing their title but have yet to show any luck fixing many of the major problems that started before the game’s release.