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No technology is perfect, and Homebrew believes that working with skilled security researchers across the globe is crucial in identifying weaknesses in any technology. If you believe you've found a security issue in Homebrew, we encourage you to notify us. We welcome working with you to resolve the issue promptly.

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The following sites and applications are within scope for this program:

  • The brew package manager (Homebrew/brew)
  • The Homebrew/homebrew-* official taps

Scope Exclusions

The following do not constitute security vulnerabilities in Homebrew:

  •, and websites
  • domain SPF configuration
  • security vulnerabilities in hosted web services Homebrew relies on (e.g. Discourse, GitHub, Google Analytics, GitHub Pages)
  • security vulnerabilities in packaged software that are present in the upstream software (although these should be reported to the upstream software)
  • security vulnerabilities in software used by but not written by Homebrew (e.g. Jenkins and plugins)
  • nominal clickjacking and similar attacks against our static, GitHub Pages websites

Disclosure Policy

  • Let us know as soon as possible upon discovery of a potential security issue, and we'll make every effort to quickly resolve the issue. Please bear in mind we're a project run entirely by volunteers in our spare time.
  • Provide us a reasonable amount of time to resolve the issue before any disclosure to the public or a third-party.
  • Make a good faith effort to avoid privacy violations, destruction of data, and interruption or degradation of our service. Only interact with accounts you own or with our explicit permission.
  • If it's an straightforward fix: please submit a pull request on GitHub.


While researching, we'd like to ask you to refrain from:

  • Denial of service
  • Spamming
  • Social engineering (including phishing) of Homebrew maintainers or contributors
  • Any physical attempts against Homebrew's machines

Thank you for helping keep Homebrew and our users safe!

This program crawled on the 2017-04-18 is sorted as bounty.

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