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Securify v2.0

Securify 2.0 is a security scanner for Ethereum smart contracts supported by the Ethereum Foundation and ChainSecurity. The core research behind Securify was conducted at the Secure, Reliable, and Intelligent Systems Lab at ETH Zurich.

It is the successor of the popular Securify security scanner (you can find the old version here).


  • Supports 37 vulnerabilities (see table below)
  • Implements novel context-sensitive static analysis written in Datalog
  • Analyzes contracts written in Solidity >= 0.5.8


To build the container:

sudo docker build -t securify .

To run the container:

sudo docker run -it -v <contract-dir-full-path>:/share securify /share/<contract>.sol

Note: to run the code via Docker with a Solidity version that is different than 0.5.12, you will need to modify the variable ARG SOLC=0.5.12 at the top of the Dockerfile to point to your version. After building with the correct version, you should not run into errors.



The following instructions assume that a Python is already installed. In addition to that, Securify requires solc, souffle and graphviz to be installed on the system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereum
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install solc

Follow the instructions here:

Please do not opt for the unstable version since it might break at any point.

sudo apt install graphviz

Setting up the virtual environment

After the prerequisites have been installed, we can set up the python virtual environment from which we will run the scripts in this project.

In the project's root folder, execute the following commands to set up and activate the virtual environment:

virtualenv --python=/usr/bin/python3.7 venv
source venv/bin/activate

Verify that the python version is actually 3.7:

python --version


cd <securify_root>/securify/staticanalysis/libfunctors

Finally, install the project's dependencies by running the following commands from the <securify_root> folder:

pip install --upgrade pip
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -e .

Now you're ready to start using the securify framework.

Remember: Before executing the framework's scripts, you'll need to activate the virtual environment with the following command:

source venv/bin/activate


Analyzing a contract

Currently Securify2 supports only flat contracts, i.e., contracts that do not contain import statements.

To analyze a local contract simply run:

securify <contract_source>.sol [--use-patterns Pattern1 Pattern2 ...]

Or download it from the Blockchain using the API:

securify <contract_address> --from-blockchain [--key <key-file>]

Notice that you need an API-key from to use this functionality.

To analyze a contract against specific severity levels run:

securify <contract_source>.sol [--include-severity Severity1 Severity2]
securify <contract_source>.sol [--exclude-severity Severity1 Severity2]

To get all the available patterns run:

securify --list

Supported vulnerabilities

ID Pattern name Severity Slither ID SWC ID Comments
1 TODAmount Critical - SWC-114
2 TODReceiver Critical - SWC-114
3 TODTransfer Critical - SWC-114
4 UnrestrictedWrite Critical - SWC-124
5 RightToLeftOverride High rtlo SWC-130
6 ShadowedStateVariable High shadowing-state, shadowing-abstract SWC-119
7 UnrestrictedSelfdestruct High suicidal SWC-106
8 UninitializedStateVariable High uninitialized-state SWC-109
9 UninitializedStorage High uninitialized-storage SWC-109
10 UnrestrictedDelegateCall High controlled-delegatecall SWC-112
11 DAO High reentrancy-eth SWC-107
12 ERC20Interface Medium erc20-interface -
13 ERC721Interface Medium erc721-interface -
14 IncorrectEquality Medium incorrect-equality SWC-132
15 LockedEther Medium locked-ether -
16 ReentrancyNoETH Medium reentrancy-no-eth SWC-107
17 TxOrigin Medium tx-origin SWC-115
18 UnhandledException Medium unchecked-lowlevel -
19 UnrestrictedEtherFlow Medium unchecked-send SWC-105
20 UninitializedLocal Medium uninitialized-local SWC-109
21 UnusedReturn Medium unused-return SWC-104
22 ShadowedBuiltin Low shadowing-builtin -
23 ShadowedLocalVariable Low shadowing-local -
24 CallToDefaultConstructor? Low void-cst -
25 CallInLoop Low calls-loop SWC-104
26 ReentrancyBenign Low reentrancy-benign SWC-107
27 Timestamp Low timestamp SWC-116
28 AssemblyUsage Info assembly -
29 ERC20Indexed Info erc20-indexed -
30 LowLevelCalls Info low-level-calls -
31 NamingConvention Info naming-convention -
32 SolcVersion Info solc-version SWC-103
33 UnusedStateVariable Info unused-state -
34 TooManyDigits Info too-many-digits -
35 ConstableStates Info constable-states -
36 ExternalFunctions Info external-function -
37 StateVariablesDefaultVisibility Info - SWC-108

The following Slither patterns are not checked by Securify since they are checked by the Solidity compiler (ver. 0.5.8):

  • constant-function
  • deprecated-standards
  • pragma

The following SWC vulnerabilities do not apply to Solidity contracts with pragma >=5.8 and are therefore not checked by Securify:

  • SWC-118 (Incorrect Constructor Name)
  • SWC-129 (Usage of +=)