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Security Issue Management Improvements

Some days ago, Kousuke Ebihara sent an email to the Symfony dev mailing-list about how we could improve the security release announcements. It also took the time to list all past security issues in Symfony.

Today, I'm pleased to announced that we have improved our management of security issues in several ways:

  • There is a new Security Advisories section on the blog that lists all blog posts about security releases;
  • We have improved our process by refining the way we handle and resolve security issues;
  • There is a new shortcut URL that redirects to the documentation section that talks about security in Symfony;
  • The security page in the documentation now also lists all past security advisories (including the ones for symfony 1.x);
  • All emails sent from the mailing-list now have a link to the security page.
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It might be good also to mention the CVE number where available. These are for used for example in Linux distributions to track security issues.

There are some already available for symfony:

It could be even an idea to request numbers for new security issues which haven't a assigned one yet, but I have no idea how complicated that is.
The next important step here is to better formalize the security team, especially integrate members of our big users like Drupal and ezPublish.
I've just added references to CVE numbers where available:
I've just sent an email to learn more about the process of CVE identifiers management as I would like to get one for each new security issue in the future.

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