Bitcoin inscriptions added to US National Vulnerability Database

The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) flagged Bitcoin’s inscriptions as a cybersecurity risk on Dec. 9, calling attention to the security flaw that enabled the development of the Ordinals Protocol in 2022.

According to the database records, a datacarrier limit can be bypassed by masking data as code in some versions of Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Knots. “As exploited in the wild by Inscriptions in 2022 and 2023,” reads the document.

Being added to the NVD’s list means that a specific cybersecurity vulnerability has been recognized, cataloged, and deemed important for public awareness. The database is managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of…

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