Yes, we pay cash to security experts who find vulnerabilities in our products. However, we are not interested in hearing about vulnerabilities that you find by running automated tools on our sites, etc. We have those same tools (W3AF, Subgraph Vega, Netsparker, etc) and can push the buttons ourselves. Please do not run one of those tools on our sites and then cut and paste the results into an email - you'll just get a canned response, no cash and will not get your name on our hall of fame below. If you spend the time find a real vulnerability and report it confidentially to us with an appropriate level of detail you may be eligible for a bounty.
The Gallery team is very excited to announce a new bounty program, where we pay you for helping us out by finding security problems or contributing code. (Note: this only applies to the most recent version of our currently shipping software: Gallery 3) Additionally, you can pitch in to the fund to reward people that fix bugs or write features you want to see fixed or implemented! We're pledging $5000 to get this started, and you can start contributing right now! Read on for the details of this program.
Gallery 3 has undergone several security reviews and as a result of each review, potential security issues have been resolved. We are interested in all types of potential security issues in Gallery 3.
While we appreciate security reports about this site, our website, etc, we will only pay out substantially reduced bounties for any issues reported about anything not related to issues in shipping versions of Gallery 3.
We're offering a substantial amount of money for responsibly reporting security issues in the current development version of our currently shipping software: Gallery 3. To get the bounty, the security issue must be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org and must not be made public until a fix is available from us on the official Gallery website. Critical problems that require an immediate fix will be worth $1000 and smaller amounts will be paid out for moderate ($400), uncritical ($200), and trivial problems ($100). If we are already aware of an issue, you won't receive the full bounty but will still be credited with finding it independently (and may, at our discretion, receive some of the bounty amount). Understandably, known security issues aren't listed publicly until they are fixed and not all security issues are serious enough to require an immediate fix. We have a long history of collaborating with security researchers and are convinced that trust will not be an issue.
NOTE: This means that once we have spent over our initial $5000 commitment, we may not be able to pay out further bounties. Gallery is not a commercial entity and is entirely funded by donations, so our pockets are not as deep as larger organizations. As of the Gallery 3.0.4 release on 2012-06-12, we have officially spent $6800 on bounties, and are investigating how much more money we can put forward for this program. Please contact us before you submit a security issue if you're counting on a particular payout!
People that have cashed in on bounties so far:
Several people have reported issues where Gallery administrators can include malicious content. We don't pay out bounties for these because we assume that Gallery Administrators have full control over their site and could add malicious content without using an un-sanitized input field in an administrator only view.
Several people have reported issues to us with our website which include Drupal, Mediawiki, and a few other things. We don't pay out bounties for these but appreciate responsible disclosure on these. Note: We are aware that our login forms are sent over HTTP and are ok with this. Additionally, any vulnerabilities reported that were found with an automated scanning tool must include a description and a proof-of-concept other than the one generated by the tool.