Blockchain Security Firm Reports Dogecoin Network’s Patched Bug Persists in 280 Blockchains
Blockchain security firm, Halborn, has stated that an open-source codebase of the Dogecoin network discovered during an assessment in 2022 still prevails on at least 280 other networks. The vulnerabilities, which were resolved by Dogecoin developers, were also found in several other networks including Litecoin and Zcash. Halborn has dubbed the vulnerability “Rab13s,” and says it pertains specifically to the way peer-to-peer communications are conducted. Malicious consensus messages sent to individual nodes could cause the nodes to shut down, leaving the entire network vulnerable to a 51% attack. While some of the vulnerabilities were previously found on the Bitcoin network, Halborn also identified a unique zero-day vulnerability that pertained to Dogecoin. Halborn made a good faith effort to contact the affected networks for responsible disclosure, but due to the severity of the vulnerabilities, Halborn has not released further technical or exploit details at this time.