03 December 2021
Live since
KYC required
Maximum bounty

Program Overview

Metis is an Ethereum layer 2 rollup platform that is designed from the ground up to be almost identical to Ethereum, but cheaper, faster, easier to use, more scalable, and more functional, with inexpensive on-chain storage. If you've built an app on Ethereum before, you're more than equipped to deploy to Metis.

For more information about Metis, please visit https://www.metis.io/.

This bug bounty program is focused on their smart contracts and is focused on preventing:

  • Loss of user funds staked by freezing or theft
  • Unable to call smart contract
  • Smart contract gas drainage

Rewards by Threat Level

Rewards are distributed according to the impact of the vulnerability based on the Immunefi Vulnerability Severity Classification System. This is a simplified 5-level scale, with separate scales for websites/apps and smart contracts/blockchains, encompassing everything from consequence of exploitation to privilege required to likelihood of a successful exploit.

All smart contract bug reports must come with a PoC in order to be considered for a reward.

Critical vulnerabilities are further capped at 10% of economic damage, with the main consideration being the funds affected in addition to PR and brand considerations, at the discretion of the team. However, there is a minimum of USD 50 000 for Critical bug reports.

Metis requires KYC to be done for all bug bounty hunters submitting a report and wanting a reward. The information needed is the name, email address, phone number, company name (if applicable), and physical address.

Payouts are handled by the Metis team directly and are denominated in USD. However, payouts are done in METIS.

Smart Contracts and Blockchain

Up to USD $1,000,000
USD $30,000
USD $5,000
USD $1,000

Assets in Scope

All smart contracts of Metis can be found at https://github.com/MetisProtocol/mvm/tree/develop/packages/contracts/contracts. However, only those in the Assets in Scope table are considered as in-scope of the bug bounty program.

Impacts in Scope

Only the following impacts are accepted within this bug bounty program. All other impacts are not considered as in-scope, even if they affect something in the assets in scope table.

Smart Contracts/Blockchain

  • Loss of user funds staked by freezing or theft
  • Unable to call smart contract
  • Smart contract gas drainage
Smart Contract - BondManager
Smart Contract - CanonicalTransactionChain
Smart Contract - ChainStorageContainer-CTC-batches
Smart Contract - ChainStorageContainer-CTC-queue
Smart Contract - ChainStorageContainer-SCC-batches
Smart Contract - L1StandardBridge_for_verification_only
Smart Contract - AddressManager
Smart Contract - MVM_DiscountOracle
Smart Contract - MVM_L2ChainManagerOnL1_for_verification_only
Smart Contract - OVM_L1CrossDomainMessenger
Smart Contract - Proxy__MVM_ChainManager
Smart Contract - Proxy__OVM_L1CrossDomainMessenger
Smart Contract - Proxy__OVM_L1StandardBridge
Smart Contract - StateCommitmentChain

Prioritized Vulnerabilities

We are especially interested in receiving and rewarding vulnerabilities of the following types:

Smart Contracts and Blockchain

  • Re-entrancy
  • Logic errors
    • including user authentication errors
  • Solidity/EVM details not considered
    • including integer over-/under-flow
    • including rounding errors
    • including unhandled exceptions
  • Trusting trust/dependency vulnerabilities
    • including composability vulnerabilities
  • Oracle failure/manipulation
  • Novel governance attacks
  • Economic/financial attacks
    • including flash loan attacks
  • Congestion and scalability
    • including running out of gas
    • including block stuffing
    • including susceptibility to frontrunning
  • Consensus failures
  • Cryptography problems
    • Signature malleability
    • Susceptibility to replay attacks
    • Weak randomness
    • Weak encryption
  • Susceptibility to block timestamp manipulation
  • Missing access controls / unprotected internal or debugging interfaces

Out of Scope & Rules

The following vulnerabilities are excluded from the rewards for this bug bounty program:

Attacks that the reporter has already exploited themselves, leading to damage Attacks requiring access to leaked keys/credentials Attacks requiring access to privileged addresses (governance, strategist)

Smart Contracts and Blockchain

  • Incorrect data supplied by third party oracles
    • Not to exclude oracle manipulation/flash loan attacks
  • Basic economic governance attacks (e.g. 51% attack)
  • Lack of liquidity
  • Best practice critiques
  • Sybil attacks

The following activities are prohibited by this bug bounty program:

  • Any testing with mainnet or public testnet contracts; all testing should be done on private testnets
  • Any testing with pricing oracles or third party smart contracts
  • Attempting phishing or other social engineering attacks against our employees and/or customers
  • Any testing with third party systems and applications (e.g. browser extensions) as well as websites (e.g. SSO providers, advertising networks)
  • Any denial of service attacks
  • Automated testing of services that generates significant amounts of traffic
  • Public disclosure of an unpatched vulnerability in an embargoed bounty