Several vulnerabilities in the Bitcoin Lightning Network that were revealed in late August are now active in the wild and could result in funds being lost from accounts.

Olaoluwa Osuntokun, CTO at Lightning Labs, posted on the Linux Foundation website that Bitcoin Lightning Network users who have not updated their systems to the latest patched versions are at risk. The releases affected are:

  • CVE-2019-12998 c anything 0.7 and below is vulnerable
  • CVE-2019-12999 lnd v0.7.1 -- anything 0.7 and below is vulnerable
  • CVE-2019-13000 anything 0.3 and below is vulnerable

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you'll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.