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From: "Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] SECURITY: describe how to report vulnerabilities
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 22:12:45 +0000
Message-ID: <2c9f5725d96fe45aa5d1a6bbc522f9ed6161173c.1616796767.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.917.git.1616796767.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

From: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>

In the same document, describe that Git does not have Long Term Support
(LTS) release trains, although security fixes are always applied to a
few of the most recent release trains.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
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 SECURITY.md | 51 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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diff --git a/SECURITY.md b/SECURITY.md
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+# Security Policy
+
+## Reporting a vulnerability
+
+Please send a detailed mail to git-security@googlegroups.com to
+report vulnerabilities in Git.
+
+Even when unsure whether the bug in question is an exploitable
+vulnerability, it is recommended to send the report to
+git-security@googlegroups.com (and obviously not to discuss the
+issue anywhere else).
+
+Vulnerabilities are expected to be discussed _only_ on that
+list, and not in public, until the official announcement on the
+Git mailing list on the release date.
+
+Examples for details to include:
+
+- Ideally a short description (or a script) to demonstrate an
+  exploit.
+- The affected platforms and scenarios (the vulnerability might
+  only affect setups with case-sensitiv file systems, for
+  example).
+- The name and affiliation of the security researchers who are
+  involved in the discovery, if any.
+- Whether the vulnerability has already been disclosed.
+- How long an embargo would be required to be safe.
+
+## Supported Versions
+
+There are no official "Long Term Support" versions in Git.
+Instead, the maintenance track (i.e. the versions based on the
+most recently published feature release, also known as ".0"
+version) sees occasional updates with bug fixes.
+
+Fixes to vulnerabilities are made for the maintenance track for
+the latest feature release and merged up to the in-development
+branches. The Git project makes no formal guarantee for any
+older maintenance tracks to receive updates. In practice,
+though, critical vulnerability fixes are applied not only to the
+most recent track, but to at least a couple more maintenance
+tracks.
+
+This is typically done by making the fix on the oldest and still
+relevant maintenance track, and merging it upwards to newer and
+newer maintenance tracks.
+
+For example, v2.24.1 was released to address a couple of
+[CVEs](https://cve.mitre.org/), and at the same time v2.14.6,
+v2.15.4, v2.16.6, v2.17.3, v2.18.2, v2.19.3, v2.20.2, v2.21.1,
+v2.22.2 and v2.23.1 were released.
-- 
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Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-26 22:12 [PATCH 0/2] Describe Git's security policy Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2021-03-26 22:12 ` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget [this message]
2021-03-27  0:00   ` [PATCH 1/2] SECURITY: describe how to report vulnerabilities Denton Liu
2021-03-29 13:37     ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-27  6:34   ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-03-29 13:41     ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-26 22:12 ` [PATCH 2/2] Document how we do embargoed releases Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2021-03-29 13:43 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] Describe Git's security policy Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2021-03-29 13:43   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] SECURITY: describe how to report vulnerabilities Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2021-03-29 13:43   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] Document how we do embargoed releases Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2021-04-20 19:50     ` [PATCH v2 2/2] Document how we do embargoed releases - improving mail template Robin H. Johnson
2021-04-20 21:51       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-20 22:45         ` Robin H. Johnson
2021-04-20 23:34           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-20 23:31         ` Junio C Hamano

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