Dash (DASH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC) Updated To Tackle the DoS Vulnerability Addressed by the New Bitcoin Core

Dash (DASH) team announced the launch of the new Dash Core to tackle the Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability addressed Tuesday by the new Bitcoin Core version. Besides Dash (DASH), the teams responsible for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) were the first to announce the updates of their software clients and are urging the respective communities of miners to install them as soon as possible.

Dash (DASH) launched Dash Core update

In the case of Dash, the announcement of the update to Dash Core, released this Wednesday, notes that it is “correction of a critical bug in the Dash Core 0.12.3.x release series” and explains that the update is related to the Bitcoin Core vulnerability, recently discovered and resolved this Tuesday with the announcement of a new release.

“A major vulnerability was recently discovered in the Bitcoin Core code base that can cause a node that receives a specially forged block with double-spending transactions to crash,” says on the Dash Forum.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) also updated to tackle the DoS vulnerability

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) client software team, Bitcoin ABC, notified on Tuesday through its Twitter account, soon after the new Bitcoin Core update, that a new version of Bitcoin ABC will be available, correcting “an error” they did not specify.

Most probably, the mysterious “error” they were talking about was also related to the security flaw discovered by Bitcoin (BTC) community of devs and tackled with the Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 version.

Litecoin (LTC) 0.16.3 launched soon after Bitcoin Core

In the case of Litecoin (LTC), it was not necessary to clarify that the new version of its client, published shortly before midnight on Tuesday, was due to the DoS vulnerability discovered in Bitcoin Core, already corrected in the latest version of it.

Litecoin’s development team uses the same terminology in its versions as the Bitcoin Core.

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