A Method for Web Security Policies
draft-foudil-securitytxt-04

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Intended status: Informational                           Y. Shafranovich
Expires: January 16, 2019                       Nightwatch Cybersecurity
                                                           July 15, 2018

                   A Method for Web Security Policies
                      draft-foudil-securitytxt-04

Abstract

   When security risks are discovered by independent security
   researchers, they often lack the channels to disclose them properly.
   As a result, security issues may be left unreported.  This document
   defines a standard ("security.txt") to help organizations describe
   the process for security researchers to follow in order to disclose
   security vulnerabilities securely.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Motivation and Prior Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Note to Readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  The Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Comments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Separate Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  Field Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.4.1.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.4.2.  Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.4.3.  Encryption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.4.4.  Hiring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.4.5.  Permission  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.4.6.  Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.4.7.  Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.5.  Example of a "security.txt" file  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Location of the security.txt file . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  Web-based services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Filesystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.3.  Internal hosts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.4.  Extensibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  File Format Description and ABNF Grammar  . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     7.1.  Well-Known URIs registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     7.2.  Registry for security.txt Header Fields . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Appendix A.  Note to Readers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Appendix B.  Document History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     B.1.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-00 . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     B.2.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-01 . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     B.3.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-02 . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
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