[bitcoin-dev] Note on Sequence Lock Upgrades Defect

Jeremy jlrubin at mit.edu
Sat Sep 4 03:32:19 UTC 2021


Hi Bitcoin Devs,

I recently noticed a flaw in the Sequence lock implementation with respect
to upgradability. It might be the case that this is protected against by
some transaction level policy (didn't see any in policy.cpp, but if not,
I've put up a blogpost explaining the defect and patching it
https://rubin.io/bitcoin/2021/09/03/upgradable-nops-flaw/

I've proposed patching it here https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/22871,
it is proper to widely survey the community before patching to ensure no
one is depending on the current semantics in any live application lest this
tightening of standardness rules engender a confiscatory effect.

Best,

Jeremy

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