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This policy describes how security related issues are handled after they have been reported to [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]].
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Issues that are brought to the attention of [email protected] are handled discretely. The issue will be verified and the author/maintainer of the affected code will usually be contacted. If the issue is indeed considered to be a problem the need for an immediate fix is assessed. The security team will notify also affected parties which are known to reuse the affected code.
If an immediate fix is not considered necessary a security alert is issued via http://dot.kde.org, bugtraq and [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]].
If a fix is considered necessary, KDE release coordinators are contacted and KDE vendor packagers, Linux distributors and other prenotification mailing lists are informed once a fix is available that has passed review on [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. We then give them a reasonable amount of time to prepare binary packages. After that time we issue a security alert via dot.kde.org, bugtraq and [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Patches in source form and any available updated binaries are published at the same time.
All security alerts are published on http://www.kde.org/info/security/.
KDE developers that want to join [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]] can send a motivated request to [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the current members. The main criteria is the extent to which someone can be helpful in executing the security policy as described here. That includes a willingness not to disclose issues prematurely.

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