Researchers have uncovered details about a critical flaw currently being patched in the Move virtual machine that powers the Aptos blockchain network.
The vulnerability “can crash Aptos nodes and cause a denial of service,” says Singapore-based Numen Cyber Labs. Said In a technical article published earlier this month.
The network is built using a platform-agnostic programming language. movea Rust-based system. design Implement and execute smart contracts in a secure manner runtime environmentMove Virtual Machine (aka MoveVM).
Since this vulnerability occurs in the Move execution module, when the bytecode code is executed against any node on the chain, [Denial-of-Service] attack,” the cybersecurity firm explained.
“In severe cases, the Aptos network could come to a complete outage, causing immeasurable damage and severely impacting node stability.”