CVSS 3.1 Score 5.3 of 10 (medium)


Published Dec 9, 2023
Updated: Mar 21, 2024


CVE-2023-50428 is a vulnerability that affects Bitcoin Core through 26.0 and Bitcoin Knots before 25.1.knots20231115. It allows bypassing of datacarrier size limits by obfuscating data as code, which has been exploited by Inscriptions in 2022 and 2023. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM with a base score of 5.3 according to [email protected]. The potential danger it poses to an organization includes the risk of unauthorized access and manipulation of data in Bitcoin transactions. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should update to the latest version of Bitcoin Core or Bitcoin Knots that includes the necessary patches to fix the issue.


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