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E­ to Fund Bug Bounty Programs for 14 Open Source Projects

By ZDNet

January 2, 2019

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The European Union will cover the costs of bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects as part of the third edition of the Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA) project.

The 14 projects are 7-zip, Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, Filezilla, FLUX TL, the GNU C Library (glibc), KeePass, midPoint, Notepad++, PuTTY, the Symfony PHP framework, VLC Media Player, and WSO2.

The highest budgets are being reserved for PuTTY and the Drupal CMS.

Security researchers and security companies can seek out vulnerabilities in these open source projects and report them to the bug bounty programs, which could result in a monetary reward if the bug report is approved and results in a patch.

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