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1. Task Meetings

Date (dd/mm/yyyy) Url Indico Agenda Title Outcome
15/04/2014 https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2163 EGI CSIRT team face to face meeting (15-17th April 2014) in Abingdon, UK. Review activities of the previous months and plans for the Horizon 2020 and the next few months
03/04/2014 https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2149 EGI SVG meeting Mostly discussions on 3rd party software and support.
06/03/2014 https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2087 EGI CSIRT team monthly meeting Review activities of the previous month and plan for the coming month
20/02/2014 https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2077 EGI SVG meeting Review open vulnerabilities, discussion on future planning and discussion on Cloud issues and questionnaire for EGI federated cloud providers
Weekly Video conference meetings (every Monday) Minutes recorded in EGI CSIRT private wiki (not publicly accessible) IRTF weekly meeting Operational security issues are reviewed weekly

2. Main Achievements

  • Monitoring - Proposed Pakiti clients on services for Heartbleed. Argus monitoring probe developed. Preparing for monitoring training in CF 2014.


The Software Vulnerability Group (SVG) continues to handle reported vulnerabilities. This quarter 6 new vulnerabilities were reported, including the OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability, which SVG was involved in alongside CSIRT. This was considered 'Critical'. The WN tarball was found to contain this vulnerability, and this was fixed promptly. SVG issued 4 advisories (partly as a result of resolution of vulnerabilities reported prior to this reporting quarter, and 2 CSIRT alerts were also issued (drafted by SVG). A further vulnerability was found in Torque and SVG members produced another new version in the 'SVG fixes' area of the AppDB area of the EGI UMD. https://appdb.egi.eu/store/software/software.vulnerability.group

SVG members have been involved in producing 2 questionnaires related to EGI Federated Cloud Security. One for technology providers, and one for Cloud Resource Providers. These questionnaires are aimed at ensuring that the emerging Cloud infrastructure is able to comply with EGI Security Policies, and provide a similar level of assurance concerning security as the EGI Infrastructure based on Grid Technology.

3. Issues and Mitigation

Issue Description Mitigation Description

4. Plans for the next period

  • monitoring - mechanism to evaluate results from Pakiti and Nagios to provide single result. Site wide pakiti and document rules and procedures.


SVG will continue the Vulnerability issue handling usual. SVG will invite some members of the EGI Federated Cloud task force to be members of the SVG. SVG along with CSIRT plans to finalize and get approval for the Cloud questionnaires.

The SVG leader also plans to lead the EGI Federated Cloud Security Threat Risk assessment. This should provide some indication of where the highest risk threats are concerning EGI Federated cloud security.