Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, a “Layer 2” payment protocol that operates on top of the cryptocurrency, has been found to have some security vulnerabilities.
Security issues have been discovered in “various lightning projects which could cause loss of funds.” This info was tweeted by Rusty Russell, an Australian software programmer and a bitcoin lightning coder Australian software programmer and a bitcoin lightning coder
The programmer did not provide specific details but promised to issue more information on September 27.
The coder has urged users to upgrade the following affected lightning nodes:
- Common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) -2019-12998 c-lightning < 0.7.1
- CVE-2019-12999 lnd < 0.7
- CVE-2019-13000 eclair <= 0.3
The Lightning Network was first proposed in February 2015, and is still very much in its early days with many issues. Over 50 firms are working to bring the network to the mainstream, including Casa, OpenNode and Thor, according to The Block’s research.