[Development] RFC: Qt Security Policy
d3faultdotxbe at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 00:40:00 CEST 2012
The officially endorsed method for reporting security issues for Qt is
to send them to security at qt-project.org , which is a private mailing
list. I have a problem with that.
"Experience has shown that 'security through obscurity' does not work.
Public disclosure allows for more rapid and better solutions to
security problems" ( http://www.debian.org/security/ ).
"Security information moves very fast in cracker circles. On the other
hand, our experience is that coding and releasing of proper security
fixes typically requires about an hour of work -- very fast fix
turnaround is possible. Thus we think that full disclosure helps the
people who really care about security" (
If the Qt Project does not intend on taking security issues seriously,
then we should remove security related classes from the project
(QSslSocket namely). Leaving them in is misleading.
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