EVM Puzzle 9 solution
This is Part 9 of the “Let’s play EVM Puzzles” series, where I will explain how to solve each puzzle challenge.
EVM Puzzles is a project developed by Franco Victorio (@fvictorio_nan) that a perfect fit if you are in the process of learning how the Ethereum EVM works and you want to apply some of the knowledge you have just acquired.
EVM Puzzle 9
00 36 CALLDATASIZE 01 6003 PUSH1 03 03 10 LT 04 6009 PUSH1 09 06 57 JUMPI 07 FD REVERT 08 FD REVERT 09 5B JUMPDEST 0A 34 CALLVALUE 0B 36 CALLDATASIZE 0C 02 MUL 0D 6008 PUSH1 08 0F 14 EQ 10 6014 PUSH1 14 12 57 JUMPI 13 FD REVERT 14 5B JUMPDEST 15 00 STOP
This puzzle is much simpler compared to the previous one. It's just a question to solve some math equations.
Let's see what new opcodes have been introduced:
- LT: pop 2 values from the stack and push the result of
value0 < value1to the stack. If the result is true, it pushes
- CALLVALUE: push to the stack the value of the current call in
Block 1: check calldata size
00 36 CALLDATASIZE 01 6003 PUSH1 03 03 10 LT 04 6009 PUSH1 09 06 57 JUMPI 07 FD REVERT 08 FD REVERT 09 5B JUMPDEST
This block check if the size in byte of the
calldata is less than 3. If so, it does not follow the
JUMPI jump and revert. That's our first requirement. Our
calldatasize must be greater or equal of
Block 2: Check the calldata size and value
09 5B JUMPDEST 0A 34 CALLVALUE 0B 36 CALLDATASIZE 0C 02 MUL 0D 6008 PUSH1 08 0F 14 EQ 10 6014 PUSH1 14 12 57 JUMPI 13 FD REVERT 14 5B JUMPDEST 15 00 STOP
The next block of code instead push to the stack the multiplication of
calldata size in bytes and calldata value in
If the result is not equal to 8 it will not follow the
JUMPI jump and revert. This means that the second requirement is that
MUL(calldata_size, calldata_value) must be equal to 8.
There are many possible solutions, we just need to follow these requirements:
- `CALLDATASIZE >= 3
CALLVALUE * CALLDATASIZE === 8
0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF as calldata and
1 wei as value will solve the challenge, but also
2 wei will do it!
Here's the link to the solution of Puzzle 9 on EVM Codes website to simulate it.