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QNAP Offering $20,000 Rewards via New Bug Bounty Program

New QNAP Systems bug bounty program covers vulnerabilities in applications, cloud services, and operating systems.

Taiwan-based QNAP Systems has announced that it is offering rewards of up to $20,000 for vulnerabilities reported through its newly launched bug bounty program.

QNAP, which is known for its network-attached storage (NAS) and professional network video recorder (NVR) solutions, also makes various types of networking equipment.

Security researchers interested in joining QNAP’s program can hunt for vulnerabilities in the company’s applications, cloud services, and operating systems.

Rewards of up to $20,000 are offered for operating system vulnerabilities, while for applications and cloud services researchers can earn a maximum of $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

Submitted reports, the company says, may qualify for a reward if they do not describe previously reported security defects, if the researcher has not publicly shared details about the flaw, and if the described issue can be replicated and validated by QNAP’s security team.

The manufacturer also notes that higher bounties may be awarded for clear, well-written reports that also include detailed instructions and proof-of-concept (PoC) code, along with suggestions on how the bug should be fixed.

“The reward is determined by the complexity of successfully exploiting the vulnerability, the potential exposure, and the percentage of impacted users and systems,” the company says.

According to QNAP, while only released applications, cloud services, and operating systems are within the program’s scope, rewards may be paid out for critical vulnerabilities that are out-of-scope.

Additional information on the scope and terms of the program can be found on QNAP’s website.

QNAP has provided a PGP public key that interested security researchers can use to encrypt emails containing vulnerability submissions.

Related: Critical QNAP Vulnerability Leads to Code Injection

Related: QNAP Warns of New ‘Deadbolt’ Ransomware Attacks Targeting NAS Users

Related: ‘Raspberry Robin’ Windows Worm Abuses QNAP Devices

Written By

Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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