Lightning Labs CTO confirms LN vulnerability “exploited in the wild”

posted 11 months ago
Following a recent warning on vulnerabilities on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, CTO at LN-focused startup Lightning Labs, Olaoluwa Osuntokun said there are confirmed instances of “Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures” (CVE) being exploited in the wild.

The vulnerability was first reported on Aug. 30 by an LN coder. Security issues in a number of Lightning projects could cause loss of funds, LN nodes operators were urged to update their LN versions asap. The affected versions include LND nodes version 0.7 and below, c-lightning nodes version 0.7 and below, and Eclair nodes version 0.3 and below. The 2nd layer technology built on top of Bitcoin’s blockchain, Lightning, is still considered “experimental” so users are advised to not put more on Lightning than they are willing to lose.
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