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Zel CVE Registration

The Zel Team, Community and Foundation are proud to announce Zel’s application to become a CNA.

A secure environment is only possible through the rapid sharing and deployment of knowledge. Zel aims to contribute to this through the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) organization, run and operated by Mitre.

CVE is a central database of known vulnerabilities, it is used as a source by many anti-malware and anti-virus software providers. Becoming part of the standard setting family would be paying back to the community the trust they have shown in us so far and help us facilitate a safer environment for all.

The Zel team strives to deliver a strong effort in support of all CVE’s efforts and values.

Please, contribute to our code!

Responsible Disclosure Policy

To encourage responsible disclosure, no legal action shall be taken against you, provided you adhere to the following points:

1The Zel Blockchain and nodes: Any and all exploits be confined to a private testnet or regtest for validation purposes. Any code modifications carried out to run exploits need to be disclosed along with the effects for full validation.

2For the Flux distributed operating system, any and all exploits are confined to their own nodes for validation purposes. Should additional nodes be required to fully validate more serious/extensive effects “ripple attacks”, the Zel team will assist with a private testnet.

3Submissions can only be made to [email protected] using the attached PGP keys for encryption is a requirement.

4Include an email for responses in your report.

5Adhere to timeframes laid out in initial confirmation of report emails. As we are a small team, the only absolute promise we can make is an acknowledgement within 24 hours which will include full timeframes for remedial action, public disclosure as well as publication and acknowledgement.

All bugs will be evaluated according to the CVSS scoring scale and rewarded accordingly. The CVSS levels are:

How it works:

AAdhere to the Responsible Disclosure Policy

BMake all possible effort to not interrupt or degrade our service.

CDo not attempt to gain unauthorized access to user accounts, assets or information (use your own account/accounts to test against).

DDo not copy or modify any files or data, including permissions, and do not intentionally view or access any data beyond what is needed to prove the vulnerability.

EDo not exploit a security issue you discover beyond the point of validation on own accounts/nodes.

FWe publish a list of researchers who have submitted valid security reports.

GHowever, should you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect your privacy.

HWe reserve the right to determine timeframes for publishing reports (and accompanying updates) pertaining to each instance. However, we will provide best effort information to you on all such issues.

Eligibility Requirements

We have the right to remove you from the Bug Bounty Program and disqualify you from receiving any bounty rewards if you: Are in violation of any national, state, or local law or regulation

Scope of Services covered by the programme:

  • Zeltrezjs library
  • Zel wallet clients, Zelnode Daemon.
  • Flux, both the distributed operating system and the individual components.
  • Zel-ID and all its components

Out-of-scope Service

Third-party libraries, for example attacking java itself to exploit zeltrezjs Infrastructure not managed by Zel Teams such as Public Explorers and ZelNodes run by community members

Qualifying Vulnerabilities

1 Injection flaws such as SQL, noQSL, Mongodb, OS injection that tricks command interpreter into executing unintended commands without proper authorization.

2Broken authentication/session management that allows compromise of passwords, keys, or session tokens

3Sensitive data exposure due to improper protection of data via insecure API or flaw in cryptography implementation

4Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

5Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) for sensitive functions in a privileged context

6Remote code execution (RCE)

7Insecure Direct Object References

8Privilege Escalation

9Significant Security Misconfiguration (when not caused by user)

10Directory Traversal

11Open Redirects

12Spoofing enablement

13Attacks of any type on the docker containers hosted on the Flux network.

13Any significant abuse-related methodologies that could lead to significant harm

The above list is by no means exhaustive, so if you have something not on it and not on the excluded list, do reach out, it is covered.

Non-Qualifying Vulnerabilities

1Non-original or previously disclosed/reported bugs (with fixes currently underway).

2Non-technical attacks such as social engineering, phishing, or physical attacks against entities or infrastructure.

3Any degrading/damaging the reliability or integrity of our services (such as DDoS attacks, man in the middle attacks, spamming, and similar questionable acts)

4Any software not directly produced by the Zel Team

5Domains hosted by third parties (e.g.: Github, Gitlab, etc)

6Subdomains operated by third parties (e.g: info.zel.cash)

7Any Zel branded services operated by third parties

8Network hijacks, man in the middle, ss7 or similar.

Process flow:

Send an email using these below PGP keys [email protected] is the only email to use. Failing to use the attached PGP keys for the bug report will invalidate any security issues higher than level 2 on the CVSS scale.

1Write up a report on your findings.

2PGP Encrypt the report with keys from URL

3Within 24 hours you will have an acknowledgement

4Adhere to timeline and additional information requests from the Zel team outlined in the acknowledgement email.

5Discuss publication times and names.

6Possibly Collect bounty

7Get published under the advisory policy

Process flow:

Zel will immediately upon the discovery and initial remediation of security breaches undertake to inform the community and user base as a whole to the largest broadest extent possible.

Initial communication from Zel may not necessarily include details of the vulnerability if the purpose of such an advisory is to have end-users update potentially compromised software.

As soon as a reasonable (severity dependent) percentage of users have updated their software, Zel will do full and in depth disclosure with CVE reports published at URL. Security researchers who choose to contribute towards the wellbeing of Zel and the wider community will be acknowledged in the posts. However, should they request privacy, the Zel team will respect that.

The Zel Team reserves the right to determine timeframes for publication in accordance with best overall security practices for end-users.

The exact methods of communication of advisories will include but are not limited to publishing on URL as well as announcement through Zel’s social media channels.

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