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Security Alert 1 (Windows+AlethZero) | Ethereum Foundation Blog

This impacts customers of the Alethezero GUI consumer on Home windows. Customers of the Auth CLI consumer or these that aren’t on a Home windows platform usually are not prone to be affected, however ought to take the actions detailed beneath. Customers of the Frontier command line interface geth are unaffected,

Description of the difficulty: When setting privateness permissions on the important thing listing, key recordsdata can’t be written on account of inadequate error dealing with; It might be widespread on the home windows platform. Thus, present variations of alethzero and eth might comprise identities for which no underlying key exists. Ether presale declare performance of Ethezero can lead to funds being mechanically transferred to those misplaced identities.

Resolution: Customers of AletheZero model 0.9.39 and earlier shouldn’t use the “Declare Presale Pockets” operate; Customers of AlethZero and eth model 0.9.39 and earlier shouldn’t ship or try and obtain funds to their addresses.

Customers of eth and alethzero on all platforms ought to take into account themselves safe after verifying that they do the truth is have the underlying key. To examine (along with your present setup) run:

ethkey.exe –list

You’ll be able to assume that there’s certainly a key behind all of the listed addresses and they don’t undergo from this drawback.

Remedial Actions Taken by Ethereum: New hotfix launched with adjustments:

resolve: Variations 0.9.40 and onwards can be found from roughly 2015.08.07 18:30 CEST.

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