A bug affecting older versions of an important ETHERUM (ETH) will result in the separation of these nodes from the main network. At present, more than 35% of all nodes of the network are potentially at risk.
A bug affecting older versions of an important ETHERUM (ETH) will result in the separation of these nodes from the main network. Despite a late correction of the Ethereum “Geth” client, some of the validators have not updated the latest version, which caused a FORK on the network.
According to the definition of Ethereum France, a node refers to a software known as “client”. A customer is an implementation of Ethereum that checks the transactions of each block, which ensures the security of the network and the accuracy of the data. Many customer implementations exist on Ethereum. What they have in common is that they all follow a formal specification. This specification dictates the operation of the network.
Here, an individual or an unknown group has exploited a vulnerability affecting earlier versions of Geth, one of Ethereum’s software clients. Thus, Geth clients and Ethereum nodes running the V1.10.7 or previous software may separate from the network.
According to Crypto-Auditor data, 74.4% of all Ethereum nodes use Geth, and only 47.4% of Geth clients currently use version 1.10.8, which means that about 35.3% of all. Nodes of the network are potentially in danger.