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  • // INSECURE – mapping (address = uint) private userBalances; – – function withdrawBalance() public { – uint amountToWithdraw = userBalances[msg.sender]; – // At this point, the caller’s code is executed, and can call withdrawBalance again – userBalances[msg.sender] = 0; – }HereThe user balance is not set to 0 till we…
  • However, if you cant remove the external call, you should only call the external function after youve finished all the internal work that needs to happen: – mapping (address = uint) private userBalances;function withdrawBalance() public { – uint amountToWithdraw = userBalances[msg.sender]; – userBalances[msg.sender] = 0; // The right place to…
  • Cross-function Race ConditionsAnother potential attack caused by having two functions share the same state – Sharing space (CC Doris Metaf)// INSECURE – mapping (address = uint) private userBalances;function transfer(address to, uint amount) { – if (userBalances[msg.sender] = amount) { – userBalances[to] += amount; – userBalances[msg.sender] -= amount; – } -…
  • The following implementation is insecure: – // INSECURE – mapping (address = uint) private userBalances; – mapping (address = bool) private claimedBonus; – mapping (address = uint) private rewardsForA;function withdraw(address recipient) public { – uint amountToWithdraw = userBalances[recipient]; – rewardsForA[recipient] = 0; – recipient) public { – // Each recipient…
  • Every place you have a call to an external functionyou can decorate with unsafe so in the case above, you can change withdraw() to unsafeWithdraw() that way when calling it, it implies that this function call an unsafe external contractmore about that here.

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