The Apache HTTP server is ubiquitous with the Internet, having remained the single most popular web server since early 1996. The excellent work of the volunteers on the Apache Security Team help ensure the security of countless websites, and the Internet Bug Bounty Panel would like to show our gratitude.
The project maintainers have final decision on which issues constitute security vulnerabilities. The Panel will respect their decision, and we ask that you do as well. Our rewards are tied to the security impact level as determined by the project.
- Critical: $3,000 ($6,000 with patch)
- Important: $1,500 ($3,000 with patch)
- Moderate: $500 ($1,000 with patch)
- Low: N/A
It's important to keep in mind that not all submissions will qualify for a bounty, and that the decision to award a bounty is entirely at the discretion of the Panel.
- Disclose a previously unknown security vulnerability directly to the project maintainers.
- Follow the disclosure process established by the project maintainers.
- Clearly demonstrate the security vulnerability. Respect the time of the project volunteers as they cannot invest significant effort into incomplete reports. Low-quality reports may be disqualified.
- Finding the vulnerability is only half the battle, so we'll award a matching bounty for an accepted patch. We encourage you to fully investigate the issue, adhere to the project's code quality standards, and submit a patch. Otherwise, we'll donate the additional bounty to the Apache Software Foundation or a non-profit chosen by the project maintainers.
- Once a public security advisory has been issued, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must not send us the details of the vulnerability until it has been validated, accepted, and publicly disclosed by the project maintainers.
This is an independent process not managed by the Apache Software Foundation. Participation is optional.