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GitHub Security Lab

Securing the world's software, together

GitHub Security Lab

Securing the world's software, together

GitHub Security Lab’s mission is to inspire and enable the community to secure the open source software we all depend on.

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What we do

Find vulnerabilities
Find vulnerabilities

Our researchers find and report new vulnerabilities in the open source projects everyone relies on.

Educate the community
Educate the community

We share our research through proof-of-concepts, articles, tutorials, conferences and community events.

Amplify security research
Amplify security research

We scale the security research of our community by performing Variants Analysis for open source projects with CodeQL.

Notify the ecosystem
Notify the ecosystem

We curate a database of CVEs and security advisories to notify open source developers and maintainers.

Our principles

Empower others
Empower others

Make securing open source easy for developers and maintainers.

Foster collaboration
Foster collaboration

Build a community of security researchers to serve the global open source community.

Vulnerabilities we've disclosed so far

  • ReDoS (Regular Expression Denial of Service) in H20
    GHSL-2021-119 • published 2022/01/12 00:00:00 ago • discovered by Kevin Backhouse
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in mermaid.js
    GHSL-2021-1058_GHSL-2021-1060CVE-2021-43861 • published 2022/01/12 00:00:00 ago • discovered by team
  • Command injection in Apache Kylin - CVE-2021-45457, CVE-2021-45456, CVE-45458
    GHSL-2021-1048_GHSL-2021-1051CVE-2021-45457CVE-2021-45456CVE-2021-45458 • published 2022/01/12 00:00:00 ago • discovered by team
  • Improper sanitization of data URLs and style attributes in lxml HTML Sanitizer - CVE-2021-43818
    GHSL-2021-1037_GHSL-2021-1038CVE-2021-43818 • published 2022/01/12 00:00:00 ago • discovered by Alvaro Munoz
  • Unauthorized repository modification or secrets exfiltration in a GitHub workflow of BitByte-TPC/first-bit
    GHSL-2020-313 • published 2022/01/06 00:00:00 ago • discovered by Jaroslav Lobacevski
313 CVEs found
by Security Lab researchers
190 since March 2020

Meet the team

Jonathan Moroney

Seeking safer software

GitHub icon @darakian twitter icon @Hooray_Darakian
Agustin Gianni

Avoiding grep since 1999 AD

GitHub icon @agustingianni twitter icon @agustingianni
Xavier René-Corail

3-legged race organizer: Building bridges between Dev and Sec

GitHub icon @xcorail twitter icon @xcorail
Jaroslav Lobacevski

Security panda

GitHub icon @jarlob twitter icon @yarlob
Hauwa Otori

Operations and coalition builder for security research

GitHub icon @hauwaotori twitter icon @hauwaotori
Joseph Katsioloudes

Making security easy for developers

GitHub icon @jkcso twitter icon @jkcso
Antonio Morales

EthicalHacker­BugHunter & C++; 3735928559

GitHub icon @antonio-morales twitter icon @nosoynadiemas
Nancy Gariché

Community Building as Secure Code

GitHub icon @nanzggits
Man Yue Mo

Security scavenger

GitHub icon @m-y-mo twitter icon @mmolgtm
Chamari Tucker

Hacker where? Hacker there.

GitHub icon @callmeMari
Alvaro Munoz

Hacking since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z

GitHub icon @pwntester twitter icon @pwntester
Madison Oliver

Security transparency advocate

GitHub icon @taladrane twitter icon @taladrane
Bas Alberts

Debugging enthusiast

GitHub icon @anticomputer twitter icon @basalberts
Shelby Cunningham

Security mostly, with privacy and retro if there's time.

GitHub icon @shelbyc twitter icon @shelbyc64
Kevin Backhouse

Catching up on all the hacking that I should have done in the 1990s

GitHub icon @kevinbackhouse twitter icon @kevin_backhouse
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Join the effort

As a security researcher, your expertise is instrumental in securing the world’s software. Codify that knowledge as an expressive, executable, and repeatable CodeQL query that can be run on many codebases. Get rewarded for queries that have a positive impact on open source projects through our bounty program.

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Our latest research

Fuzzing sockets: Apache HTTP, Part 3: Results
December 21, 2021
Updates to the Bug Slayer bug bounty program
December 15, 2021
Getting root on Ubuntu through wishful thinking
December 13, 2021