First of all, thank you in advance for taking the time and effort to help us improve the security of Rocket.Chat! We are committed to delivering an awesome and secure chat solution for, and aided by, our community.
Given the nature of Chat, we understand each person using Rocket.Chat has some expectation about their data being secure and private. It’s clear how important this is to everyone, and we work to the best of our abilities to ensure your expectations are met.
If you find a Security Issue
Please email the details to Rocket.Chat’s security team at
email@example.com report directly into our HackerOne Program.
Our security team will respond to confirm receipt of your message, review and plan the mitigation of the issue appropriately, as well as set a timeline for a new release or patch.
We follow responsible disclosure and will credit researchers when a security issue has been identified and mitigated while adhering to the following specifics:
- You may not use automated tools in your research without our explicit consent. Use of automated tools may result in investigative action or your IP(s) being blocked.
- You make a good faith effort to avoid privacy violations, destruction of data and interruption or degradation of our service during your research.
- You give us reasonable time to respond to your report and carry out remediation.
- We credit the first researcher to report an issue. Additionally, we reserve the right to only acknowledge researchers who discover issues in Rocket.Chat projects or related services, if we determine the issue to be of a high or critical severity, or if there has been continued research or contributions made by the reporter.
- We will credit you with your name and a “no-follow” link to the address of your choosing (e.g. Twitter or personal website). As a token of our gratitude for your assistance, we also offer an original Rocket.Chat Shirt to every first reporter of a security problem that was not yet known to us. We may limit this reward to one item per person and depending on the availability of the item. Please refrain from requesting additional compensation for reporting vulnerabilities.
- We will not bring any lawsuit or begin law enforcement investigation into you if you follow these parameters.
What details should you include when reporting a Security Issue
Please provide as many relevant details as you can. In particular:
- What versions of software are involved
- What steps someone can follow to go from an initial installation of that software to a point where they see the vulnerability
- Any patches or steps to mitigate the problem
Rocket.Chat is very grateful for the following people who have responsibly disclosed vulnerabilities to us:
- Matt Austin, October/2015.
- Kamran Saifullah, November/2015.
- Sabri Haddouche, November/2015.
- Dennis Brakhane, February/2016.
- Jeandre Le Roux, April/2016.
- Matthias Brun, May/2016.
- Michal Marek, May/2016.
- Sam Whited, July/2016.
- Ketankumar B. Godhani, August/2016
- Sachin Wagh(@tiger_tigerboy), September/2016
- Yury Maryshev, Mikhail Klyuchnikov, Alexandr Shvetsov, October/2016
- Matthew Bryant, October/2016
- Joe DeMesy, October/2016
- Shubham Shah, October/2016
- Steeve Barbeau, October/2017
- Johann Helbling, August 2019
Thank you all very much!