A new function meant to be added to Ethereum through the Constantinople hard fork reportedly introduces a new attack vector.
Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed a new smart contract creation function dubbed “Create2.” This function reportedly introduces a new attack vector to the platform, according to a post on the Ethereum developers forum Ethereum Magicians published on Feb. 8.
According to a Medium post by software developer Tim Cotten, the original create function creates a new contract at an address that is calculated (through a hash function) with the creator’s address and a random number (nonce) associated with it. Create2, on the other hand, reportedly does the same, but with the difference that the contract is created at an address that can be determined beforehand by different parties.
In the GitHub page dedicated to this Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP), EIP-1014, the…
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