CVE-2024-38359

CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Jun 20, 2024
CWE ID 20

Summary

CVE-2024-38359 is a vulnerability affecting the Lightning Network Daemon (lnd). It is a parsing vulnerability in lnd's onion processing logic that can lead to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack by causing excessive memory allocation. The issue has been patched in lnd version 0.17.0, so users are advised to update to a version greater than 0.17.0 for protection. If unable to upgrade, users can mitigate the risk by setting the `--rejecthtlc` CLI flag, disabling forwarding on channels using the `UpdateChanPolicyCommand`, or disabling listening on a public network interface with the `--nolisten` flag. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM, with low privileges required and no user interaction necessary for exploitation. The attack vector is through the network, and the potential impact is high availability impact.

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