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Security Alert – DoS Vulnerability in Soft Fork

affected configuration: Geth 1.4.8

Risk: Excessive

depth: Excessive


An assault vector has been recognized within the newly launched implementation of The DAO delicate fork. Fork enactment in Geth (and different purchasers) permits execution of EVM code as much as the block gasoline restrict with out paying for code gasoline. This will decelerate mining and forestall legitimate transactions from being included.

If the gasoline restrict of block 1800000 is above 4000000 gasoline (i.e. if the vote to activate the neighborhood fork fails) then the delicate fork won’t be enabled. On this case it can’t be attacked.

Impact on anticipated chain reorganization depth: None

proposed short-term measure,

  • run geth 1.4.7
  • run geth 1.4.8 With out –dao-soft-fork command line choices.

observe up motion,

Out there choices are being thought-about. The neighborhood can keep away from any detrimental penalties by voting in opposition to the delicate fork till a greater answer is discovered. Be aware that, to the most effective of our information, no funds have been recovered from the affected DAOs as of July 14, 2016. There is no such thing as a speedy want to dam transactions whereas additional proposals are being labored out.

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