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Three vulnerabilities solved in the Bitcoin SV code

Three vulnerabilities were discovered in the Bitcoin SV Node Implementation code developed in collaboration with the Trail of Bits team.

According to the latter, the vulnerabilities come from the Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCHABC) code.

These vulnerabilities have already been solved with version 0.1.1, so currently there are no more problems with Bitcoin SV.

These three vulnerabilities could have allowed criminals to overload data traffic with useless packets and thus congesting the network and node management. These bugs, in fact, concerned the nodes and so the user side was not affected as it did not create problems with funds or transactions.

The three vulnerabilities solved – reported on Bitcoin SV’s official blog as “medium severity” – were:

  • CVE-2018-1000891
  • CVE-2018-1000892
  • CVE-2018-1000893

All three bugs could have allowed a hacker to send network packages specifically designed to hit a node and consume large amounts of resources. The attack would, therefore, have caused a service interruption due to network congestion.

Considering that this problem derives from the code used in both Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCHABC), whoever should be aware of the problem was warned in order to correct the bug before it can be used to create problems on the network.

The problem with the Bitcoin SV code was solved by updating the software to version 0.1.1. of the code.

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia
Android developer da oltre 8 anni sul playstore di Google con una decina di app, Alfredo a 21 anni ha scalato il Monte Fuji seguendo il detto "Chi scala il monte Fuji una volta nella vita è un uomo saggio, chi lo scala due volte è un pazzo". Tra le sue app troviamo un dizionario di giapponese, un database di spam e virus, il più completo database sui compleanni di serie Anime e Manga e un database sulle shitcoin. Miner della domenica, Alfredo ha una forte passione per le crypto ed è un fan di EOS.