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The EGI Software Vulnerability Group (SVG)
The purpose of the EGI Software Vulnerability Group is to eliminate existing vulnerabilities from the deployed infrastructure, primarily from the grid middleware, prevent the introduction of new ones and prevent security incidents
The EGI SVG runs a process for handling software vulnerabilities reported. While our work is primarily designed to handle vulnerabilities in Grid Middleware, other vulnerabilities found in software used in the EGI infrastructure may also be reported to us and we pass the information on to the software suppliers, as well as considering the risk to the EGI infrastructure.
A poster is available summarising the work of SVG File:PosterSVG-2011.pdf
What if you find a software vulnerability?
DO NOT discuss on a mailing list - especially one with an open subscription policy or public archive
DO NOT post information on a web page
DO NOT publicise in any way - e.g. to the media
IMMEDIATELY Report it to report-vulnerability (at) egi.eu
See Reporters View
Main Tasks of the EGI Software Vulnerability Group
- Provide an efficient process to report, handle, and resolve software vulnerabilities found in middleware.
This is expected to be the largest activity of the EGI SVG.
- Provide consultation on software vulnerabilities to the CSIRT team and other EGI groups.
- Collaborate with other partners to assess software provided in the EGI Unified Middleware Distribution and to look for vulnerabilities.
- Encourage developers to write secure code, thus reducing the likelihood of future problems, by education and awareness.
If a vulnerability has been exploited, it is an incident, and is NOT handled by the EGI Software Vulnerability Group. You should then follow the
Also see the EGI CSIRT Incident Reporting Wiki
The Software Vulnerability Issue Handling process
The EGI Software Vulnerability issue handling summary contains a brief summary of the issue handling process, and links to further information.
The Issue handling process document which as been approved by the project executive board as part of the EGI milestone MS405.
This has been updated and updates approved in October 2011
Vulnerability Assessment is the proactive examination of software in order to find vulnerabilities that may exist.
The SVG also encourages developers to write Secure Code Secure Coding