Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:42:08 -0600 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: The Internet Bug Bounty: Data Processing (hackerone.com) On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Guido Vranken <guidovranken@...il.com> wrote: > I found a buffer overflow in one of the projects within 30 minutes, > and there are probably many more issues to be found (as in virtually > any large, unaudited project). What makes this project special > compared to other bug bounties for C libraries (such as the regular > Internet Big Bounty programs) is that they require a full, reliable > exploit. > > If they would be willing to be lenient in their qualification of what > constitutes a working exploit, such as exploitation of a binary > without advanced anti-exploit protections such ASLR, I might bother, > otherwise I won't. Enhancing open source projects is a honourable > The simple reason being is it gets rid of all the chaff and time wasters. Anyone can run a fuzzer and find a crash case. That's not what we need, we need a root cause analysis that identifies where in the code it failed, or a reliable exploit that causes code exec so we can do the research and actually figure out if this is exploitable or not. Their money, their rules. > > All in all I think they should reconsider their current program > stipulations, if only to increase their own return-on-investment > (making the internet safer with a limited funding). > > Guido > I think you're forgetting about the cost of analyzing a lot of false positives. This is why I push back and ask for more information on a lot of CVE requests now. -- Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud PGP A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993 Red Hat Product Security contact: secalert@...hat.com
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