linux/Documentation/SecurityBugs
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   1Linux kernel developers take security very seriously.  As such, we'd
   2like to know when a security bug is found so that it can be fixed and
   3disclosed as quickly as possible.  Please report security bugs to the
   4Linux kernel security team.
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   61) Contact
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   8The Linux kernel security team can be contacted by email at
   9<security@kernel.org>.  This is a private list of security officers
  10who will help verify the bug report and develop and release a fix.
  11It is possible that the security team will bring in extra help from
  12area maintainers to understand and fix the security vulnerability.
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  14As it is with any bug, the more information provided the easier it
  15will be to diagnose and fix.  Please review the procedure outlined in
  16REPORTING-BUGS if you are unclear about what information is helpful.
  17Any exploit code is very helpful and will not be released without
  18consent from the reporter unless it has already been made public.
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  202) Disclosure
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  22The goal of the Linux kernel security team is to work with the
  23bug submitter to bug resolution as well as disclosure.  We prefer
  24to fully disclose the bug as soon as possible.  It is reasonable to
  25delay disclosure when the bug or the fix is not yet fully understood,
  26the solution is not well-tested or for vendor coordination.  However, we
  27expect these delays to be short, measurable in days, not weeks or months.
  28A disclosure date is negotiated by the security team working with the
  29bug submitter as well as vendors.  However, the kernel security team
  30holds the final say when setting a disclosure date.  The timeframe for
  31disclosure is from immediate (esp. if it's already publicly known)
  32to a few weeks.  As a basic default policy, we expect report date to
  33disclosure date to be on the order of 7 days.
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  353) Non-disclosure agreements
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  37The Linux kernel security team is not a formal body and therefore unable
  38to enter any non-disclosure agreements.
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