Mitigating Flash Loan Risk
The Governance Facilitator and the Smart Contracts Domain Team have placed an Executive Vote into the voting system which will enable the community to approve the following alterations to the protocol.
These changes have been created as an urgent response to the increased risk from flash loans, which are summarized in this forum thread.
Increase the GSM Pause Delay
As per this forum thread, the GSM Pause Delay will be increased from 12 hours to 72 hours if this proposal passes. This change is being proposed in order to allow governance sufficient time to react to a governance attack on the Maker Protocol.
Deauthorize the Oracle Freeze Module
As per this forum thread, the Oracle Freeze Module (also known as
OsmMom) will be deauthorized if this proposal passes. This change is being proposed in order to prevent the freezing of the Oracle price feed by an attacker using flash loans. This change will also prevent Maker Governance from freezing the oracle price feed without waiting for the GSM Pause Delay of 72 hours.
Deauthorize the Liquidations Circuit Breaker
As per this forum thread, the Liquidations Circuit Breaker (also known as the and
FlipperMom) will be deauthorized if this proposal passes. This change is being proposed in order to prevent the freezing or unfreezing of vault liquidations by an attacker using flash loans. This change will also prevent Maker Governance from freezing or unfreezing liquidations without waiting for the GSM Pause Delay of 72 hours.
Therefore, if this Executive proposal passes the following will occur:
- The GSM Pause Delay will be increased from 12 hours to 72 hours.
- The Oracle Freeze Module will be deauthorized.
- The Liquidations Circuit Breaker will be deauthorized.
Community debate on these topics can be found on the MakerDAO governance forum. Please review any linked threads to inform your position before voting.
Additionally, these changes may have been discussed further in recent Governance calls. Video for these calls is available to review.
Voting for this proposal will place your MKR in support of implementing the changes outlined above.
Additional information about the Governance process can be found in the Governance section of the MakerDAO community portal.
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