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.
If you need help or assistance with any issue, please feel free to contact the FST members at
- - Security Team IRC channel
- Mailing lists:
- security - Security Team mailing list
- Weekly meetings:
- Every Thursday at 14:00 UTC. -> Schedule and Agenda
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.
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.
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.
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:
- subscribe to the security mailing list,
- join us on the IRC channel,
- take a look at the Security Team Tasks, and
- 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.
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