'Cyberpunk 2077' issue: Security flaw could give attackers remote control of a PC; developers warn players of using mods
A new issue on the "Cyberpunk 2077" was recently confirmed by its developers, but this time it relates to a serious security flaw. CD Projekt Red has asked players to avoid using mods for the time being until a fix is available.
Why 'Cyberpunk 2077' players may want to stop using mods for now
Despite the problematic launch of "Cyberpunk 2077" on last-gen consoles, the game has generally been well-received on other platforms, including PC. This version currently has a "Mostly Positive" rating on Steam out of more than 336,000 reviews. This version is also known to be more compatible with mods, which has been one of the most used features since the RPG launched last December.
CD Projekt confirmed the "Cyberpunk 2077" security flaw in a tweet posted earlier this week while also telling fans to "use caution" when playing with mods and custom saves on PC. "We've been made aware of a vulnerability in external DLL files the game uses, which can be used to execute code on PCs," the developer confirmed. In simpler words, this means using mods could be used to exploit the vulnerability that would allow an attacker to control a PC remotely.
Last week, "Cyberpunk 2077" also made headlines for a mod-related issue. CD Projekt was forced to intervene and take down a mod that allowed players to tweak a particular sex scene and use other NPC, including Keanu Reeves' character Johnny Silverhand, as the V's sexual partner. The developer explained that "people who lent us their appearance" could view the model swaps in sexual scenes as "harmful."
When the expect the next 'Cyberpunk 2077' patch
It is unclear if there has been a case where the exploit has been used on "Cyberpunk 2077" players, but CD Projekt promised to fix the issue ASAP. "For now, please refrain from using files from unknown sources," the developer added. The studio could deploy another hotfix to address the security flaw, although CD Projekt is also expected to release patch 1.2 soon.
Patch 1.1 launched in late January, composed mostly of stability improvements, as promised. Patch 1.2 is anticipated to follow sometime this month. "Cyberpunk 2077" developers also promised to release free DLCs in the coming months, while the free next-gen update for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S is slated for later this year.