A bug report has been sent to top developers of Bitocin Core and Bitcoin ABC on this week by. The exposure altered versions 0.16.3 and 0.17.0rc4 of the code behind the popular blockchain network. With more details an anonymous user initially notified the denial-of-service bug to the team (the software implementation team of Bitcoin Cash).
Afterwards, suitable analysis has executed. It was found that the bug was serious to the point where the developers decided to save the details to themselves at the first place This was due to the circumstance that a malicious attacker could have used this to pristine more BTC above the 21 Million limit of the coin’s hard top. Such an act would have possibly traumatized the cryptocurrency communal to the fundamentals of trust and could root an immediate reactions on the market.
Affected Versions Are Patched
Ethereum World News had declared on the latest developments of the Verge project. Bitcoin Core version 0.13 upgraded by the Verge developer team. Team also stated that affected version of 0.17 will be upgraded too as a percussion.
One of the core developer of the team who as known as Marpme, announced a clarification via twitter by saying cryptocurrency was unaffected from the bug, yet they will release a patch to the affected versions.
Original Tweet Is Below:
“$XVG #XVG The already fixed vulnerability, which has been found inside the bitcoin core (CVE-2018-17144) a few days ago, is not present in our current codebase. “
He also mentioned that as the development team upgrades Verge’s codebase to fixed Bitcoin Core variety, they will take in the fixes to XVG’s software too. A duplication of the tweet is below.
However, as we are currently rebasing to the newest bitcoin core base, we are going to make sure, that we are including the fix within our new codebase.
— marpme (@marpme_) September 21, 2018
More Details About Bitcoin Invincibility
If you are interested in the technical particulars of the Bitcoin Core exposures, you can read more about it on the Bitcoin Core website.