Audit agency Least Authority has performed a security audit of the Ethereum 2.0 Consensus and Networking specifications at the Ethereum Foundation’s request and discovered several potential technical issues that are yet to be resolved.
According to an official audit report, the current version of the Ethereum 2.0 network has four technical issues in the code and three available improvements to be made, including:
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks Against Block Proposer;
- Block Proposer Eclipse Attack;
- Misaligned Gossip Incentives;
- Gossipsub Control Message DoS;
- Improve Specification for ENR and P2P Systems;
- Consider Implementing a BAR-Resilient Gossip Protocol;
- Peer Review of Consensus Papers and Proofs.
The agency states that since Ethereum 2.0 is one of the first proof-of-stake projects planned for mass production, "there have not been many opportunities to study the impacts of design decisions on real-world uses of such blockchain implementations, and none at the same scale."
Although aspects of the design can be reviewed by comparing them to similar implementations, the collective system may not behave as intended due to the complexity, the report highlights.
"Without other systems to compare and contrast it against, the Ethereum Foundation team was an indispensable resource throughout the audit," Least Authority added.
Earlier iHodl reported that Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin presented the very first roadmap of the upcoming network. According to Buterin, the unveiled roadmap represents the idea of how Ethereum will develop during the next 5-10 years.
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