This document describes how Netdata handles vulnerability reports. If you are a Netdata user, please also read our security and privacy design.
Important security fixes always result in a patch release to the latest stable.
Reporting a Vulnerability
We're extremely grateful for security researchers and users that report vulnerabilities to Netdata Open Source Community. All reports are thoroughly investigated by a set of community volunteers.
For possible vulnerabilities of the FOSS agent, open a draft security advisory.
We reward newly reported vulnerabilities with Netdata swag. We do not offer monetary awards for vulnerability reports.
When Should I Report a Vulnerability?
- You think you discovered a potential security vulnerability in Netdata
- You are unsure how a vulnerability affects Netdata
- You think you discovered a vulnerability in another project that Netdata depends on (e.g. python, node, etc)
When Should I NOT Report a Vulnerability?
- You need help tuning Netdata for security
- You need help applying security related updates
- Your issue is not security related
Security Vulnerability Response
Each report is acknowledged and analyzed by Netdata Team members within 3 working days. This will set off a Security Release Process.
Any vulnerability information shared with the Netdata Team stays within the Netdata project and will not be disseminated to other projects unless it is necessary to get the issue fixed.
As the security issue moves from triage, to identified fix, to release planning we will keep the reporter updated.
Public Disclosure Timing
A public disclosure date is negotiated by the Netdata team and the bug submitter. We prefer to fully disclose the bug as soon as possible once a user mitigation is available. It is reasonable to delay disclosure when the bug or the fix is not yet fully understood, the solution is not well-tested, or for vendor coordination. The timeframe for disclosure is from immediate (especially if it's already publicly known) to a few weeks. As a basic default, we expect report date to disclosure date to be on the order of 7 days. The Netdata team holds the final say when setting a disclosure date.
Every time a security issue is fixed in Netdata, we immediately release a new version of it. So, to get notified of all security incidents, please subscribe to our releases on github.
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