EOS based blockchain brings RAM Resource Exploit Patch
The revelation of RAM resource exploit on 11th December at EOSIO Bug Bounty Program prompted Block.one, an EOS based blockchain solution provider to develop patch. Announced on 13th December, the RAM resource exploit patch is deployed among the public EOSIO blockchain representatives within a day. This is combined with other techniques to cut down the exploit while Block.one, the EOS based blockchain solution providing leader with an open-source end-to end solutions involved in developing business on blockchain, is engaged in distributing the patch.
Possibility of threats
It is expected that the security of the tokens or digital assets based on EOSIO would not get compromised due to the hovering threats. Also, contract modification is not included among the consequences of this threat. Furthermore, ”the exploit was limited to allowing an attacker to bill their database RAM usage and/or CPU usage to another account on the network’‘, as per the company statement.
However, in case an individual successfully consumes the RAM of someone else’s account prior to the patching of the network, it would actually be simpler to restore the RAM on the application of the patch.
The block generating nodes are subjected to the patch which resists the inclusion of the transactions by these nodes that eventually pushes up the chances of vulnerability. Certain smart contracts that accidentally rely on vulnerability have been recognised by the Block.one team.