A Framework for Securing Software Update Systems
The Update Framework (TUF) helps developers secure new or existing software update systems, which are often found to be vulnerable to many known attacks. TUF addresses this widespread problem by providing a comprehensive, flexible security framework that developers can integrate with any software update system. The framework can be easily integrated (or implemented in the native programming languages of these update systems) due to its concise, self-contained architecture and specification. Adopters have so far implemented the framework in the Go (1, 2), Haskell, Python, Ruby, and Rust programming languages.
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Security Issues and Bugs
Security issues can be reported by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
At a minimum, the report must contain the following:
- Description of the vulnerability.
- Steps to reproduce the issue.
Optionally, reports that are emailed can be encrypted with PGP. You should use PGP key fingerprint E9C0 59EC 0D32 64FA B35F 94AD 465B F9F6 F8EB 475A.
Please do not use the GitHub issue tracker to submit vulnerability reports. The issue tracker is intended for bug reports and to make feature requests. Major feature requests, such as design changes to the specification, should be proposed via a TUF Augmentation Proposal.
This project is managed by Prof. Justin Cappos and other members of the Secure Systems Lab at NYU.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. CNS-1345049 and CNS-0959138. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.