A security vulnerability threatens about a quarter of the ETH network

03 Feb, 2019
by Arthur Sillers
Security
A security vulnerability threatens about a quarter of the ETH network

Parity, the provider for about a quarter of Ethereum network nodes, has released a notice detailing a potentially critical security vulnerability. Parity urges updates ASAP.


According to the notice, there is a vulnerability involving RPC requests which create a vector for an attacker to knock a Parity node offline, potentially threatening about 25% of the Ethereum network with potential exploits.

Parity has noted that an update is available, though notably Ethereum recently went through an accidental fork when a contingent of users failed to update their software to fall in line with the system-wide Constantinople upgrade being delayed.

Still, Parity has already developed a fix, and is immediately releasing the update, showing the success of bug bounty programs in helping crypto technology providers remain vigilant and continue to upgrade their software in response to potential risks.

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