Hyperinflation Vulnerability - Reading Assignment

Hyperinflation Vulnerability - Reading Assignment



Read the Medium article by PeckShield describing the vulnerability and the exploit. https://medium.com/@peckshield/alert-new-batchoverflow-bug-in-multiple-erc20-smart-contracts-cve-2018-10299-511067db6536

Answer the questions below (try your best!):

  1. How was the bug discovered?
  2. What is this vulnerability called?
  3. Which function is vulnerable?
  4. Why was the vulnerability present in several ERC20 tokens?
  5. Why is "code is law" mentality problematic when it comes to fixing bugs?
  6. How did exchanges react to this vulnerability?


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