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ID:

alchemix-1129

Date:

Status:

Incident Count:

June 16, 2021

Near-Miss

2

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REKT

Contributor:

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web3rekt.com

KYC By:

KYC:

None

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Audit By:

Audits:

None

Loss Amount:

-

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Recovered:

-

Rewards:

7,500

Currency:

USD

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Data Sources:

Multi-chains

Dapp

Derivatives

Rewards - Bug Bounties

Extended Method:

Lack of access control to setWhitelist()

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Days in Operation:

733

(2.01 Years)

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Alchemix is a protocol that provides instant loans which pay themselves off over time through future yield. Users can deposit DAI, and the protocol in turn mints the users alUSD, which is a synthetic token that tokenizes future yield.

Whitehat Ashiq Amien, security researcher at the auditing firm iosiro, discovered a vulnerability in Alchemix, which consisted of an access control issue. The vulnerability was given a severity rating of “high.” Alchemix rewarded Ashiq a bounty of $7,500, paid to iosiro at request. Funds at risk were very low, though if the bug had remained undetected and unpatched, it’s possible that it would have become a much bigger issue down the line for future Alchemix strategies.

The actual problem, however, was present in the AlchemistEth.sol contract in the function setWhitelist(). Any user could have called setWhitelist() to give an attacker the ability to call the harvest function (harvesting the yield of any vault) or to call the flush function (depositing all buffered tokens to the active vault).

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