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RustSec Advisory Database

Build Status Maintained: Q3 2020 Gitter Chat

The RustSec Advisory Database is a repository of security advisories filed against Rust crates published via

Advisory metadata is stored in TOML format (see below). The following tools consume the data and can be used for auditing and reporting (send PRs to add yours):

  • cargo-audit: Audit Cargo.lock files for crates with security vulnerabilities
  • cargo-deny: Audit Cargo.lock files for crates with security vulnerabilities, limit the usage of particular dependencies, their licenses, sources to download from, detect multiple versions of same packages in the dependency tree and more.

Reporting Vulnerabilities

To report a new vulnerability, open a pull request using the template below. See for more information.

Report Vulnerability

Advisory Format

Each advisory contains information in TOML format:

# Before you submit a PR using this template, **please delete the comments**
# explaining each field, as well as any unused fields.

# Identifier for the advisory (mandatory). Will be assigned a "RUSTSEC-YYYY-NNNN"
# identifier e.g. RUSTSEC-2018-0001. Please use "RUSTSEC-0000-0000" in PRs.
id = "RUSTSEC-0000-0000"

# Name of the affected crate (mandatory)
package = "mycrate"

# Disclosure date of the advisory as an RFC 3339 date (mandatory)
date = "2019-10-01"

# Single-line description of a vulnerability (mandatory)
title = "Flaw in X allows Y"

# URL to a long-form description of this issue, e.g. a GitHub issue/PR,
# a change log entry, or a blogpost announcing the release (optional)
url = ""

# Optional: Categories this advisory falls under. Valid categories are:
# "code-execution", "crypto-failure", "denial-of-service", "file-disclosure"
# "format-injection", "memory-corruption", "memory-exposure", "privilege-escalation"
categories = ["crypto-failure"]

# Optional: a Common Vulnerability Scoring System score. More information
# can be found on the CVSS website,
#cvss = "CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H"

# Freeform keywords which describe this vulnerability, similar to Cargo (optional)
keywords = ["ssl", "mitm"]

# Vulnerability aliases, e.g. CVE IDs (optional but recommended)
# Request a CVE for your RustSec vulns:
#aliases = ["CVE-2018-XXXX"]

# References to related vulnerabilities (optional)
# e.g. CVE for a C library wrapped by a -sys crate)
#references = ["CVE-2018-YYYY", "CVE-2018-ZZZZ"]

# Enter a short-form description of the vulnerability here (mandatory)
description = """
Affected versions of this crate did not properly X.

This allows an attacker to Y.
The flaw was corrected by Z.

# Optional: metadata which narrows the scope of what this advisory affects
# CPU architectures impacted by this vulnerability (optional).
# Only use this if the vulnerability is specific to a particular CPU architecture,
# e.g. the vulnerability is in x86 assembly.
# For a list of CPU architecture strings, see the "platforms" crate:
# <>
#arch = ["x86", "x86_64"]

# Operating systems impacted by this vulnerability (optional)
# Only use this if the vulnerable is specific to a particular OS, e.g. it was
# located in a binding to a Windows-specific API.
# For a list of OS strings, see the "platforms" crate:
# <>
#os = ["windows"]

# Table of canonical paths to vulnerable functions (optional)
# mapping to which versions impacted by this advisory used that particular
# name (e.g. if the function was renamed between versions). 
# The path syntax is `cratename::path::to::function`, without any
# parameters or additional information, followed by a list of version reqs.
functions = { "mycrate::MyType::vulnerable_function" = ["< 1.2.0, >= 1.1.0"] }

# Versions which include fixes for this vulnerability (mandatory)
patched = [">= 1.2.0"]

# Versions which were never vulnerable (optional)
#unaffected = ["< 1.1.0"]


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