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Security Policy

Reporting security bugs

Reports about security vulnerabilities can be sent to

Security bugs can be also reported in the normal issue tracker, but marked as affecting security:

The MariaDB Server developers classify all security bugs according to their threat level. The threat level can be one of:

  • Red: an exploitable vulnerability that causes arbitrary code execution or allows an unauthenticated user to crash the server or get access to the data.
  • Yellow: everything else.

We promise to fix any red  security bug immediately, usually within hours, and release fixed (i.e. not vulnerable) MariaDB binaries as soon as possible, usually the next day.

We will fix yellow security bugs as soon as possible, but we will not change our planned release schedule to get the fix out earlier.

Generic guidelines on reporting bugs

The Reporting Bugs page on the KnowledgeBase has details on how to report a bug.

The developers are generally happy to help with verifying bugs. If you need help, ask on IRC or on the maria-developers mailing list.

If the bug is repeatable, it is very helpful if you create a test case for the bug for use with mysql-test-run. See Debugging MariaDB with mysql-test-run for more information.

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