Bug Discovered On Ethereum Parity Nodes As New Solution Is Already Being Worked On
Bug Discovered On Ethereum Parity Nodes, But Solution Is Already Being Worked On
As platforms continually update and investigate options that could help their functionality flourish, many will investigate their blockchain and software for potential vulnerabilities. In a recent notice on the official website, it seems that the Parity Ethereum software for nodes/wallets has been infiltrated with a bug.
The bug exposes the Parity nodes to an attack, which would allow hackers to push the nodes offline. It threatens much of the infrastructure of Ethereum as a whole. However, developers quickly jumped on this issue, and are presently working to resolve the issue through the creation and testing of a patch. Anyone that is worried about the operations of the software can check on the Parity Twitter page.
Etherscan.io says that over 25% of the nodes in the ecosystem are served by clients of Parity. Those nodes, in turn, are also a crucial part of multiple Ethereum applications, including MyCrypto, MyEtherWallet, and Infura. Infura, for example, offers the connectivity needed on the network for multiple key products, like CryptoKitties, the 0x Protocol, and Metamask. According to ConsenSys, Infura was responsible for an average of 6 billion requests a day last year, which is why 15,000 developers were collectively registered on it.
This invasive bug was originally reported by Kosala Hemachandra, who is the founder of MyEtherWallet. Since it was Hemachandra’s discovery, the bug bounty program will provide a reward. However, this news did not outshine the fact that the Constantinople update has been delayed, which was due to a separate bug found in Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1283. At this point, nodes have already been downgraded to the most recent successful upgrade.
According to CoinMarketCap, Ethereum presently ranks third in the world by market cap and is priced at $106.85.