NIST Vulnerability Database Classifies Ordinals as “Exploit”

The United States National Vulnerability Database (NVD) has raised alarm bells over Ordinals and BRC-20 tokens, linking them to a “vulnerability” in the Bitcoin code.

NIST National Vulnerability Database and Ordinals

According to the NVD notice, BRC-20 tokens exploit vulnerabilities in “certain versions of Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Knots”, allowing them to bypass established size restrictions on additional information, known as “inscriptions.”

Source: NIST Website

The Ordinals protocol, as discussed by Bitcoin Core developer Luke Dashjr, facilitates the obfuscation of data by disguising it as code within BRC-20 tokens. NVD features a recent post by the developer on X,…

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