Responsible Disclosure Policy
Bitcoin Cash Node takes security very seriously. We greatly appreciate any and all disclosures of bugs and vulnerabilities that are done in a responsible manner. We will engage responsible disclosures according to this policy and put forth our best effort to fix disclosed vulnerabilities as well as reaching out to numerous node operators to deploy fixes in a timely manner.
This disclosure policy is also intended to conform to this proposed standard with some modifications (see below).
Responsible Disclosure Guidelines
Do not disclose any security issue or vulnerability on public forums, message boards, mailing lists, etc. prior to responsibly disclosing to Bitcoin Cash Node and giving sufficient time for the issue to be fixed and deployed. Do not execute on or exploit any vulnerability. This includes testnet, as both mainnet and testnet exploits are effectively public disclosure. Regtest mode may be used to test bugs locally.
Reporting a Bug or Vulnerability
When reporting a bug or vulnerability, please provide the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A short summary of the potential impact of the issue (if known).
- Details explaining how to reproduce the issue or how an exploit may be formed.
- Your name (optional). If provided, we will provide credit for disclosure. Otherwise, you will be treated anonymously and your privacy will be respected.
- Your email or other means of contacting you.
- A PGP key/fingerprint for us to provide encrypted responses to your disclosure. If this is not provided, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a response prior to a fix being made and deployed.
Encrypting the Disclosure
We highly encourage all disclosures to be encrypted to prevent interception and exploitation by third-parties prior to a fix being developed and deployed. Please encrypt using the PGP public key with fingerprint:
15BB B66E ACA6 F8B2 FE56 9445 7A90 DE1B F996 8031
It may be obtained via:
gpg --recv-keys "15BB B66E ACA6 F8B2 FE56 9445 7A90 DE1B F996 8031"
After this succeeded you can encrypt your prepared disclosure document with the following line:
gpg --armor --encrypt --recipient email@example.com yourDisclosureDocument
This will create a copy of your document with the file extension
.asc, you can email this encrypted version of the document to Bitcoin Cash Nodes security team.
If you still have questions about how to do it, feel free to contact the Bitcoin Cash Node project security team for more instructions.
Backup PGP Keys
These PGP fingerprints and emails are provided only as backups in case you are unable to contact Bitcoin Cash Node via the security email above.
Bitcoin Cash Node Lead Maintainer contact at freetrader at tuta dot io CC329A4FB0E41392829505FEC07A7C345E86B06C
Bitcoin Cash Node Maintainer contact at emergentreasons at gmail dot com 3F4F4CFA80488BA38DD45FF042D1A8643349D91F
Bitcoin Cash Node Developer and Maintainer contact at sickpig at gmail dot com 17D16F72C0091B1FED7795FBA9CA1D0EE3789741
Dagur Valberg Johannsson
Bitcoin Cash Node Developer and Maintainer contact at dagurval at pvv dot ntnu dot no 7AA5D836BCC067566039C49425A0F479C0F086B6
Bitcoin Cash Node Developer and Maintainer contact at imaginary dot username dot btc at gmail dot com 9ACAD88350645C0D7781337D451A17BA597CF529
Neighboring projects that may be affected by bugs, potential exploits, or other security vulnerabilities that are disclosed to Bitcoin Cash Node will be passed along information regarding disclosures that we believe could impact them. As per the standard referenced above, we are disclosing these relationships here:
- Security Contacts: security at bitcoinunlimited dot info
- Disclosure Policy: https://github.com/BitcoinUnlimited/BitcoinUnlimited/blob/release/SECURITY.md
- Security Contacts: Chris Pacia (ctpacia at gmail dot com) and Josh Ellithorpe (quest at mac dot com)
- Disclosure Policy: see README information at https://github.com/gcash/bchd/
- Security Contact: tomz at freedommail dot ch
- Disclosure Policy: see https://gitlab.com/FloweeTheHub/thehub
- Security Contact: fpelliccioni at gmail dot com
- Disclosure Policy: see https://github.com/k-nuth/kth/blob/master/README.md#security-disclosures
- Security Contact: josh at softwareverde dot com
We have approached several other projects and are waiting for responses from them.
If you feel your projects is closely related and would like to form a disclosure relationship with Bitcoin Cash Node, please contact our security email address to discuss.
Bitcoin Cash Node cannot at this time commit to bounty payments ahead of time. However, we will use our best judgement and do intend on rewarding those who provide valuable disclosures (with a strong emphasis on easy to read and reproduce disclosures).
Deviations from the Standard
While Bitcoin Cash Node believes that strong cohesion among neighoring projects and ethical behavior can be standardized to reduce poorly handled disclosure incidents, we also believe that it's in the best interest of Bitcoin Cash for us to deviate from the standard in the following ways:
- The standard calls for coordinated releases. While Bitcoin Cash Node will make attempts to coordinate releases when possible, it's not always feasible to coordinate urgent fixes for catastrophic exploits (ie. chain splitting events). For critical fixes, Bitcoin Cash Node will release them in the next release when possible.
Making changes to this disclosure policy
Note that any changes to this disclosure policy should be mirrored in a pull request to the Bitcoin Cash Node repository.