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RE: How to report a Vulnerability to a Company
From: "Boaz Shunami" <BoazS () comsecglobal com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:10:09 +0200

Hi Vikas,

Generally speaking it depends on the nature of the company and their
policy.

Doing this stuff can be charged against you (Because the company did not
allow you to attack its website, no matter what you have discovered).

You need to have an agreement or a contract with the company.

Best Regards,

Boaz Shunami

Comsec Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Vikas Singhal
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 2:25 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: How to report a Vulnerability to a Company

Hi all,

Lets say I found a vulnerability in some company's website ( e.g SQL
Injection ) and that vulnerability is crucial to the company. How do I
ethically report it to the Company and have credit for that.

Can I go and say "Hey! I found a vuln in your website with gives me
the password back for any user" Or doing this kinda stuff is not
ethical at all unless you make a SLA with the company before doing any
your own pentest.

Can somebody give me any pointer in this direction.

Regards
Vikas Singhal

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