[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: add oss-security to the security process

luca.boccassi at gmail.com luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Sat Sep 21 16:52:42 CEST 2019

From: Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at microsoft.com>

The OSS-security project functions as a single point of contact for
pre-release, embargoed security notifications. Distributions and major
vendors are subscribed to this private list, so that they can be warned
in advance and schedule the work required to fix the vulnerability.

List and link this process in the DPDK security process document.

Signed-off-by: Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at microsoft.com>
v1: As discussed at Userspace, we should include oss-security in the advanced
    private notice. This change has a brief explanation and a link to the
v2: --signoff missing in v1, lost somewhere between brain and keyboard

 doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst | 13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst
index a4bef48576..78f65fe81b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst
@@ -194,6 +194,14 @@ Downstream stakeholders (in `security-prerelease list
 * Major DPDK users, considered trustworthy by the technical board, who
   have made the request to `techboard at dpdk.org <mailto:techboard at dpdk.org>`_
+The `OSS security private mailing list mailto:distros at vs.openwall.org>` will
+also be contacted one week before the end of the embargo, as indicated by `the
+OSS-security process <https://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros>`
+and using the PGP key listed on the same page, describind the details of the
+vulnerability and sharing the patch[es]. Distributions and major vendors follow
+this private mailing list, and it functions as a single point of contact for
+embargoed advance notices for open source projects.
 The security advisory will be based on below template,
 and will be sent signed with a security team's member GPG key.
@@ -276,8 +284,9 @@ Releases on Monday to Wednesday are preferred, so that system administrators
 do not have to deal with security updates over the weekend.
 The security advisory is posted
-to `announce at dpdk.org <mailto:announce at dpdk.org>`_
-as soon as the patches are pushed to the appropriate branches.
+to `announce at dpdk.org <mailto:announce at dpdk.org>`_ and to `the public OSS-security
+mailing list <mailto:oss-security at lists.openwall.com>` as soon as the patches
+are pushed to the appropriate branches.
 Patches are then sent to `dev at dpdk.org <mailto:dev at dpdk.org>`_
 and `stable at dpdk.org <mailto:stable at dpdk.org>`_ accordingly.

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