Bug in Ethereum consumer results in cut up — EVM-compatible chains in danger
A significant consensus bug has affected greater than half the Ethereum community’s nodes, inflicting these operating older variations of Geth to separate from the principle community.
According to Ethereum software program developer Marius van der Wijden, an attacker exploited a vulnerability affecting earlier variations of Geth, one among Ethereum’s software program purchasers. According to the developer, Geth purchasers and Ethereum nodes operating software program v1.10.7 or earlier are prone to splitting from the community.
“Infura and the big exchanges seem to be on the good side of the fork, so all transactions through metamask should be golden,” said van der Wijden. “Users that run validators need to update their nodes quickly (in the next 10h I think) as they would otherwise vote on invalid committees.”
A series cut up has occurred on the Ethereum mainnet. The difficulty was resolved within the v1.10.8 launch introduced beforehand. Please replace your nodes, if you have not already!
— Go Ethereum (@go_ethereum) August 27, 2021
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Binance Smart Chain’s Twitter account and others had beforehand warned Geth purchasers to update to v1.10.8, which claimed to have a hotfix for the vulnerability within the earlier variations. Ethereum Virtual Machine- or EVM-compatible chains can also be in danger.
“Stay away from doing [transactions] for a while till confirmed, unless you are sure you are submitting to latest Geth,” advised Yearn.finance founder Andre Cronje.
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