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authorWilly Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>2018-01-04 14:31:25 +0100
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2018-01-24 10:05:53 -0800
commitce30f264b33d9e3d27e34638976c52b578648b92 (patch)
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MAINTAINERS: clarify that only verified bugs should be submitted to security@
We're seeing a raise of automated reports from testing tools and reports about address leaks that are not really exploitable as-is, many of which do not represent an immediate risk justifying to work in closed places. Signed-off-by: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -62,7 +62,15 @@ trivial patch so apply some common sense.
7. When sending security related changes or reports to a maintainer
please Cc: security@kernel.org, especially if the maintainer
- does not respond.
+ does not respond. Please keep in mind that the security team is
+ a small set of people who can be efficient only when working on
+ verified bugs. Please only Cc: this list when you have identified
+ that the bug would present a short-term risk to other users if it
+ were publicly disclosed. For example, reports of address leaks do
+ not represent an immediate threat and are better handled publicly,
+ and ideally, should come with a patch proposal. Please do not send
+ automated reports to this list either. Such bugs will be handled
+ better and faster in the usual public places.
8. Happy hacking.