A Method for Web Security Policies
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Network Working Group                                          E. Foudil
Internet-Draft
Intended status: Informational                           Y. Shafranovich
Expires: August 13, 2018                        Nightwatch Cybersecurity
                                                       February 09, 2018

                   A Method for Web Security Policies
                      draft-foudil-securitytxt-03

Abstract

   When security risks in web services are discovered by independent
   security researchers who understand the severity of the risk, they
   often lack the channels to disclose them properly.  As a result,
   security issues may be left unreported. security.txt defines a
   standard to help organizations describe the process for security
   researchers to disclose security vulnerabilities securely.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Note to Readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  The Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Comments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Separate Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Contact:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  Encryption: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  Signature:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.6.  Policy: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.7.  Acknowledgments:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.8.  Hiring: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.9.  Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Location of the security.txt file . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Web-based services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.2.  Filesystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Internal hosts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.4.  Extensibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  File Format Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.1.  Well-Known URIs registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.2.  Registry for security.txt Header Fields . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix A.  Note to Readers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix B.  Document History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     B.1.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-00 . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     B.2.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-01 . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     B.3.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-02 . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Motivation

   Many security researchers encounter situations where they are unable
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