Vulnerability Management Process

  1. The report will be acknowledged within three business days.

  2. The team will investigate the reported issue and will update the email thread with relevant information. The team may ask for additional information regarding the reported issue.

  3. If the team does not confirm the report, no further action will be taken and the issue will be closed.

  4. If the report is confirmed by Ceph team members, a unique CVE identifier will be assigned to the report and then shared with the reporter. The Ceph security team will start working on a fix.

  5. If a reporter has no disclosure date in mind, a Ceph security team member will coordinate a release date (CRD) with the list members and share the mutually agreed disclosure date with the reporter.

  6. The vulnerability disclosure / release date is set excluding Friday and holiday periods.

  7. Embargoes are preferred for Critical and High impact issues. Embargo should not be held for more than 90 days from the date of vulnerability confirmation, except under unusual circumstances. For Low and Moderate issues with limited impact and an easy workaround or where an issue that is already public, a standard patch release process will be followed to fix the vulnerability once CVE is assigned.

  8. Fixes for issues of “Medium” and “Low” severity will be released as part of the next standard release cycle. List members will receive seven days of advance notice prior to the release date of these fixes. The details of the CVE fix will be included in the release notes, and the release notes will be linked in the public announcement.

  9. Commits will be handled in a private repository for review and testing and a new patch version will be released from this private repository.

  10. If a vulnerability is unintentionally already fixed in the public repository, a few days are given to downstream stakeholders/vendors to prepare for updating before the public disclosure.

  11. An announcement will be made disclosing the vulnerability. The fastest place to receive security announcements is via the or mailing lists. (These lists are low-traffic).

If the report is considered embargoed, we ask you to not disclose the vulnerability before it has been fixed and announced, unless you received a response from the Ceph security team that you can do so. This holds true until the public disclosure date that was agreed upon by the list. Thank you for improving the security of Ceph and its ecosystem. Your efforts and responsible disclosure are greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged.