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doc: add oss-security to the security process

Message ID 20190921144738.6962-1-luca.boccassi@gmail.com (mailing list archive)
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Luca Boccassi Sept. 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m. UTC
From: Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi@microsoft.com>

The OSS-security project functions as a single point of contact for
pre-release, embargoed security notifications. Distributions and major
vendors are subscribed to this private list, so that they can be warned
in advance and schedule the work required to fix the vulnerability.

List and link this process in the DPDK security process document.
As discussed at Userspace, we should include oss-security in the advanced
private notice. This change has a brief explanation and a link to the

 doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst | 13 +++++++++++--
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diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst
index a4bef48576..78f65fe81b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/vulnerability.rst
@@ -194,6 +194,14 @@  Downstream stakeholders (in `security-prerelease list
 * Major DPDK users, considered trustworthy by the technical board, who
   have made the request to `techboard@dpdk.org <mailto:techboard@dpdk.org>`_
+The `OSS security private mailing list mailto:distros@vs.openwall.org>` will
+also be contacted one week before the end of the embargo, as indicated by `the
+OSS-security process <https://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros>`
+and using the PGP key listed on the same page, describind the details of the
+vulnerability and sharing the patch[es]. Distributions and major vendors follow
+this private mailing list, and it functions as a single point of contact for
+embargoed advance notices for open source projects.
 The security advisory will be based on below template,
 and will be sent signed with a security team's member GPG key.
@@ -276,8 +284,9 @@  Releases on Monday to Wednesday are preferred, so that system administrators
 do not have to deal with security updates over the weekend.
 The security advisory is posted
-to `announce@dpdk.org <mailto:announce@dpdk.org>`_
-as soon as the patches are pushed to the appropriate branches.
+to `announce@dpdk.org <mailto:announce@dpdk.org>`_ and to `the public OSS-security
+mailing list <mailto:oss-security@lists.openwall.com>` as soon as the patches
+are pushed to the appropriate branches.
 Patches are then sent to `dev@dpdk.org <mailto:dev@dpdk.org>`_
 and `stable@dpdk.org <mailto:stable@dpdk.org>`_ accordingly.