Authentication Bypass Affecting github.com/cosmos/ethermint/rpc/namespaces/eth package, versions <0.4.1


0.0
medium
  • Attack Complexity

    High

  • User Interaction

    Required

  • Confidentiality

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-GOLANG-GITHUBCOMCOSMOSETHERMINTRPCNAMESPACESETH-1070796

  • published

    9 Feb 2021

  • disclosed

    9 Feb 2021

  • credit

    Unknown

How to fix?

Upgrade github.com/cosmos/ethermint/rpc/namespaces/eth to version 0.4.1 or higher.

Overview

github.com/cosmos/ethermint/rpc/namespaces/eth is an a scalable, high-throughput Proof-of-Stake blockchain that is fully compatible and interoperable with Ethereum.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Authentication Bypass. Signaturecheck uses the nonce field of the transaction itself, so transactions larger than the current cached nonce can still pass it. Thus, if the victim sends a very large nonce transaction, the attacker can replay the transaction through the application.