Security Reporting

Security Reporting 

The project is eager to work with the community to resolve security vulnerabilities in Zeek. The project strives to address security concerns in a timely manner and to properly acknowledge the contributor(s). Follow these steps to report a vulnerability:

  • Please do not publicly disclose the vulnerability until the project has an opportunity to review and address the issue.
  • Whenever possible, use the the PGP key below to ensure the message is encrypted.
  • Email with a description of the bug, the version of Zeek to which it applies, and any other necessary details to help diagnose the problem.
  • The Zeek development team will confirm receipt of the report within two business days. It may take additional time to correct the issue.
  • If an update is necessary the reporter will receive an acknowledgment in the Zeek distribution CHANGES file.

Please see Zeek’s security release process for more information on how we handle security issues.

PGP Encryption Key

The following PGP encryption key is used specifically for reporting security vulnerabilities:

pub   rsa4096 2015-01-05 [SC] [expires: 2024-04-11]
uid           Zeek Security Team <>
sub   rsa4096 2015-01-05 [E] [expires: 2024-04-11]
To get the key, follow this link, or retrieve it from any of the standard key servers.Thank you for supporting Zeek’s security!