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Vulnerability Response Policy
Ironman Software strives to help our customers minimize risk associated with security vulnerabilities in our products. Our goal is to provide customers with timely information, guidance, and mitigation options to address vulnerabilities.
How to Report a Security Vulnerability
If you identify a security vulnerability in any Ironman Software product, please
report it to us immediately
. Timely identification of security vulnerabilities is critical to mitigating potential risks to our customers. When reporting a potential vulnerability, please include as much of the below information as possible to help us better understand the nature and scope of the reported issue:
Product name and version containing the vulnerability
Environment or system information under which the issue was reproduced (e.g. product model number, OS version, etc.)
Type and/or class of vulnerability (XSS, buffer overflow, RCE, CWE, etc.)
Step-by-step instructions to reproduce the vulnerability
Proof-of-concept or exploit code
Potential impact of the vulnerability
Handling Vulnerability Reports
Ironman Software believes in maintaining a good relationship with security researchers, and with their agreement, may recognize the researcher for finding a valid product vulnerability and privately reporting the issue. In return, we ask that researchers give us an opportunity to remediate the vulnerability before disclosing it publicly. Ironman Software believes that coordinating the public disclosure of a vulnerability is key to protecting our customers. According to this policy, all disclosed information about vulnerabilities is intended to remain between Ironman Software and the reporting party—if the information is not already public knowledge—until a remedy is available and disclosure activities are coordinated.
After investigating and validating a reported vulnerability, we will attempt to develop and qualify the appropriate remedy for products under active support from Ironman Software. A remedy may take one or more of the following forms:
A new release of the affected product packaged by Ironman Software
Instructions to download and install an update or patch from a third-party vendor that is required for mitigating the vulnerability
A corrective procedure or workaround published by Ironman Software that instructs users on adjusting the product configuration to mitigate the vulnerability.
Ironman Software makes every effort to provide the remedy or corrective action in the shortest commercially reasonable time. Response timelines depend on many factors, such as the severity, impact, the remedy complexity, the affected component (e.g., some updates require longer validation cycles or can only be updated in a major release), the stage of the product within its lifecycle, and status of business operations, among others.
Impact and Severity Ratings
Ironman Software currently uses the
Common Vulnerability Scoring System version 3.1 (CVSS v3.1)
open framework for communicating the characteristics and severity of Ironman Software's software vulnerabilities. Many factors, including the level of effort required to exploit a vulnerability as well as the potential impact to data or business activities from a successful exploit, are taken into consideration. The overall impact of a security advisory is a textual representation of the severity (i.e., critical, high, medium, and low) that follows the CVSS Severity Qualitative Severity Rating Scale for the highest CVSS Base Score of all identified vulnerabilities. When and where applicable, Ironman Software will provide an overall impact for the advisory and for each identified vulnerability the CVSS v3.1 Base Score and corresponding CVSS v3.1 Vector. Ironman Software recommends that all customers take into account both the base score and any temporal and/or environmental metrics that may be relevant to their environment to assess their overall risk.
Usually, we communicate remedies to customers through Ironman Software Security Advisories, where applicable. To protect our customers, Ironman Software strives to release a Security Advisory once we have a remedy in place for any affected product(s). RIronman SoftwareSA may release Security Notices sooner to respond appropriately to public disclosures or widely known vulnerabilities in the components used within our products. Security Advisories are intended to provide enough details to allow customers to assess the impact of vulnerabilities and to remedy potentially vulnerable products. Full details may be limited to reduce the likelihood that malicious users can take advantage of the information and exploit it to the detriment of our customers. Ironman Software Security Advisories will typically include the following information, as applicable:
The overall impact, which is a textual representation of the severity (i.e. critical, high, medium, and low) that follows the CVSS Severity Qualitative Severity Rating Scale for the highest CVSS Base Score of all identified vulnerabilities
Products and versions affected
The CVSS Base Score and Vector for all identified vulnerabilities
Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE) identifier for all identified vulnerabilities so that the information for each unique vulnerability can be shared across various vulnerability management capabilities (e.g., tools like vulnerability scanners, repositories, and services)
Brief description of the vulnerability and the potential impact if exploited
Remediation details with update/workaround information
Acknowledgment to the finder for reporting the vulnerability and working with Ironman Software on a coordinated release, as applicable.
Additional Disclosure Information
Ironman Software's policy is not to provide information about the specifics of vulnerabilities beyond what is provided in the Security Advisory and related documentation, such as release notes, knowledgebase articles, FAQs, etc. We do not distribute exploit/proof of concept code for identified vulnerabilities. In accordance with industry practices, Ironman Software does not share the findings from its internal security testing or other types of security activities with external entities.
All aspects of Ironman Software's Vulnerability Response Policy are subject to change without notice and on a case-by-case basis. Response is not guaranteed for any specific issue or class of issues. Your use of the information contained in this docu