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Gentoo Security Project
Description The Gentoo Security Project's mission is to ensure that vulnerabilities in software accessible through the Portage tree are found and fixed in a timely manner, so that our users remain protected against known vulnerabilities.
IRC Channel #gentoo-security
No lead election date set
(and inherited members)
Parent Project Gentoo Linux
Project listing


The following Gentoo developers and staff are not part of the team, but we would like to acknowledge their contributions to the project:

Contributor Nickname Contribution
Agostino Sarubbo ago Security Bug Coordination
Paweł Hajdan phajdan.jr GLSA Coordination: Chromium, V8
Ned Ludd solar Security patches, Auditing
Mike Frysinger vapier Security patches


The following individuals are moving through the Padawans process towards becoming members of the Security Project.

Padawan Nickname Rank
Stanley stanley Apprentice
Michael Harrison n0idx80 Apprentice
Manuel Rüger mrueg Apprentice


The following meetings have been held so far by the Gentoo Linux Security project:

  • Gentoo Security Project Meeting 2010-09-01 ( Log , Summary)
  • Gentoo Security Project Meeting 2008-07-14 ( Log , Summary)


We are currently looking for users interested in helping the project with these jobs:
GLSA CoordinatorsHelping with the coordination of security bugs and

Arch Security Liaisons

Architecture Security liaison
alpha armin76 , Klausmann
amd64 ago , Chainsaw
hppa JeR
ppc blueness
ppc64 blueness
sparc armin76
x86 jdhore

Becoming a Gentoo Security developer

How to join the team

To participate in the Gentoo Linux Security Project first join the security mailing list at and sign yourself up a Bugzilla account. You may be able to talk to one of our security developers and/or users in the IRC channel #gentoo-security on for more information or just to chat about the security state of existing projects.

The Padawans page explains the entire recruitment process in full detail.

If you want to help us with the creation and coordination of GLSAs, you should read the GLSA Coordinators Guide to see what it takes to be a GLSA Coordinator.

If you don't have the ability to actively help by contributing work we will always need testers to maintain the security and stability of the overall project. All development, testing, and productive comments and feedback is greatly appreciated.


The Security Project offers several resources for varying target audiences.

Resources aimed at the general public include:

Resources aimed at new padawans include:

Resources aimed at advanced padawans and team members include: