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Fedora Security Team (FST) has several missions that try to overlap to make Fedora a more secure operating environment.  The following sub-teams exist inside the FST:
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* Vulnerability Patching Assistance
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* Security Response
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* Secure Coding
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* Code Auditing
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=== Vulnerability Patching Assistance ===
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The main goal of this sub-team is to make sure that known vulnerabilities are patched and shipped in a timely manner.  By assisting package maintainers with patches it is hoped that vulnerability fixes can make to user systems before they become victim of an attack.
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=== Security Response ===
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The Security Response sub-team is charged with responding to new vulnerabilities.  This team is still in development and Fedora currently relies on the services of [https://access.redhat.com/security/overview Red Hat Product Security] to process, work with upstream, and work with packagers to address security vulnerabilities.
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=== Secure Coding ===
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Keeping vulnerabilities from being written in the first place should be the goal of any good security team and this team is no different.  We strive to create documentation that explains how to avoid common pitfalls in software development and attempt to [https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-security-team/newticket answer any questions] that come our way.
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=== Code Auditing ===
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Another service we'd like to offer in the future, code auditing will hopefully find vulnerabilities in code before a [http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/hacker-vs-cracker/ cracker] can take advantage.
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Fedora Security Team aims to ensure that users are protected from vulnerabilities that exist in Fedora packages. Vulnerabilities are reported to Fedora package maintainers via [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla] by Red Hat Product Security.  These bugs are marked with '''keywords: SecurityTracking''' attribute in Bugzilla, for ex. => [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=905374 CVE-2013-0333 rubygem-activesupport: json to yaml parsing]. The '''SecurityTracking''' keyword indicates that the bug could have security implications which need to be investigated.  
 
Fedora Security Team aims to ensure that users are protected from vulnerabilities that exist in Fedora packages. Vulnerabilities are reported to Fedora package maintainers via [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla] by Red Hat Product Security.  These bugs are marked with '''keywords: SecurityTracking''' attribute in Bugzilla, for ex. => [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=905374 CVE-2013-0333 rubygem-activesupport: json to yaml parsing]. The '''SecurityTracking''' keyword indicates that the bug could have security implications which need to be investigated.  
  
 
We help package maintainers follow up with upstream developers to obtain a patch or a new release which fixes the issue. Once such patch or a new release is available, the package maintainer then builds a new version of the package and submits an update to the Fedora or EPEL repositories via [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ Bodhi].
 
We help package maintainers follow up with upstream developers to obtain a patch or a new release which fixes the issue. Once such patch or a new release is available, the package maintainer then builds a new version of the package and submits an update to the Fedora or EPEL repositories via [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ Bodhi].
  
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== How to get involved ==
 
== How to get involved ==
 
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=== Joining the team ===

Revision as of 19:54, 19 August 2016

Fedora Security Team logo

Mission

To provide the utmost secure operating environment to Fedora and EPEL users by:

  • working with packagers to patch and update packages,
  • identifying and helping to improve secure development practices,
  • answering software security questions from the community.

Contact

If you need help or assistance with any issue, please feel free to contact the FST members at

Security Response

To report a vulnerability in software please follow the procedure outlined on the Security Bugs page.

To report a security concern within the Fedora Project please email security at fedoraproject dot org.

What we do

Fedora Security Team (FST) has several missions that try to overlap to make Fedora a more secure operating environment. The following sub-teams exist inside the FST:

  • Vulnerability Patching Assistance
  • Security Response
  • Secure Coding
  • Code Auditing

Vulnerability Patching Assistance

The main goal of this sub-team is to make sure that known vulnerabilities are patched and shipped in a timely manner. By assisting package maintainers with patches it is hoped that vulnerability fixes can make to user systems before they become victim of an attack.

Security Response

The Security Response sub-team is charged with responding to new vulnerabilities. This team is still in development and Fedora currently relies on the services of Red Hat Product Security to process, work with upstream, and work with packagers to address security vulnerabilities.

Secure Coding

Keeping vulnerabilities from being written in the first place should be the goal of any good security team and this team is no different. We strive to create documentation that explains how to avoid common pitfalls in software development and attempt to answer any questions that come our way.

Code Auditing

Another service we'd like to offer in the future, code auditing will hopefully find vulnerabilities in code before a cracker can take advantage.


How to get involved

Joining the team

Joining the Fedora Security Team is an easy, three-step process:

  1. subscribe to the security-team mailing list,
  2. join us on the #fedora-security-team[?] IRC channel,
  3. take a look at the Security Team Tasks, and
  4. read the work flow.

Once you feel comfortable just jump in and start helping. If you have questions please ask on IRC or on the mailing list.

Also, please take a look at the proposed Security Team Apprenticeship program as this may help answer additional questions.

Subcategories

This category has only the following subcategory.

Pages in category "Security Team"

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