A Method for Web Security Policies
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Network Working Group                                          E. Foudil
Internet-Draft
Intended status: Informational                           Y. Shafranovich
Expires: June 30, 2018                          Nightwatch Cybersecurity
                                                       December 27, 2017

                   A Method for Web Security Policies
                      draft-foudil-securitytxt-02

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 properly disclose them.  As a result,
   security issues may be left unreported. security.txt defines a
   standard to help organizations define the process for security
   researchers to securely disclose security vulnerabilities.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  The Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Comments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Separate Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Contact:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.4.  Encryption: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.5.  Signature:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.6.  Policy: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.7.  Acknowledgement:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.8.  Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Location of the security.txt file . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  Web-based services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  File systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.3.  Internal hosts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Extensibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  File Format Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.1.  Well-Known URIs registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.2.  Registry for security.txt Header Fields . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     8.3.  URIs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix A.  Note to Readers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix B.  Document History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     B.1.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-00 . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     B.2.  Since draft-foudil-securitytxt-01 . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Motivation

   Many security researchers encounter situations where they are unable
   to responsibly disclose security issues to companies because there is
   no course of action laid out. security.txt is designed to help assist
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