# Reporting a potential Vulnerability.

We take the security of our project seriously, and we encourage responsible disclosure of any vulnerabilities that may be found. To facilitate this process, we have established the following vulnerability reporting process.

We appreciate your efforts to disclose your findings responsibly.

# 1. Reporting Channel

If you believe you have discovered a vulnerability in our project, please email us at security@btcpayserver.org. Alternatively, you may report the vulnerability to us through huntr.dev (opens new window).

Please allow for up to 2 business days for an acknowledgement of receipt. If you receive no response within 2 business days, please follow up via email to ensure the original message was received.

Upon review of your report, you may be asked to provide additional information or guidance.

# 2. In-Scope

We welcome reports of vulnerabilities in repositories owned by the BTCPay Server Github Organization (opens new window). This includes any issues related to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of systems or data in these systems.

# 3. Out of Scope
  1. Any BTCPay Server deployment that has been customized in any way. To facilitate reproducibility, please verify that the BTCPay Server instance is based on the un-altered source-code or Docker deployment.
  2. Any BTCPay Server plugin that is not authored by btcpayserver as stated by the author tag in-app.
# 4. Preferred Reporting Template

We encourage the use of a reporting template that includes a detailed description of the vulnerability, any evidence or proof of concept, and steps to reproduce the vulnerability.

Please find an example of an email template at the end of this document.

# 5. Timeline for Remediation

While we will work to remediate the reported vulnerability within 90 business days from the acknowledgment of the report, being a team of volunteers, we cannot guarantee this timeline to be accurate at all time.

We will provide regular updates to the reporter until the vulnerability is resolved.

# 6. Timeline to Public Disclosure

We will work with the reporter to define a suitable timeline to public disclosure once the vulnerability is remediated.

# 7. Reporting Template Example

Feel free to use the below template to report a vulnerability.

Subject: Vulnerability Report - BTCPay Server

Dear BTCPay Server team,
I am writing to report a security vulnerability that I have identified in BTCPay Server. I believe this vulnerability poses a significant threat to the security of the project and its users.

Here are the details of the vulnerability:

* Vulnerability description: [Provide a clear and concise description of the vulnerability]
* Impact: [Describe the potential impact of the vulnerability, ie. any potential consequences for the project, its users, or any third parties]
* Affected version(s): [Specify which version(s) of the project are affected by the vulnerability]
* Steps to reproduce & Proof of Concept: [Provide a step-by-step guide to reproduce the vulnerability, including any screenshots and code snippets you feel would help]
* Severity: [Provide your assessment of the severity of the vulnerability, using a scale such as Warning/Low/Medium/High/Critical]
* Mitigation or Fix: [Provide your recommendation for a solution or mitigation strategy for the vulnerability]

If needed, I [agree/do not agree] to be invited into a Github private fork for the purpose of helping resolve this vulnerability. [Please include a link to your github profile]

Please let me know if you need any further information or if you would like to discuss this vulnerability in more detail.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

[Your Name/Handle]