Even if so, most of the better interfaces are able to apply a pad of -10 or even -20 DB. Possibly problematic are AD/DAs via ADAT, some of them do not like hot signal levels.
Most VCAs (at the end of the signal chain as per the original question) will of course permit an output volume level a lot lower than modular.
That said, i am very happy with my modular outputs going into passive DI boxes that connect to the XLR inputs of my mixer/soundcard. This way it is always possible to get proper levels and as an added bonus there won’t be any ground loops.