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AVEPOINT VULNERABILITY REPORTING AND NOTIFICATION POLICY

AvePoint has a standard policy for receiving reports related to potential security vulnerabilities in its products and services, and a standard practice with regards to informing customers of verified vulnerabilities and remediation guidance.

When to Contact

Contact the AvePoint Product Security Incident Response Team by sending an email to security@avepoint.com in the following situations:

- You have identified a potential security vulnerability with one of our products.

- You have identified a potential security vulnerability with one of our services.

After your incident report is received, the appropriate personnel will contact you to follow up.

The security-alert@AvePoint .com email address is intended ONLY for the purposes of reporting product or service security vulnerabilities. It is not for technical support information on our products or services. All content other than that specific to security vulnerabilities in our products or services will be dropped. For technical and customer support inquiries, please visit

AvePoint Product Security Incident Response Process

AvePoint follows a multi-step process when responding to vulnerabilities and notifying our customers.

1. Vulnerability Report Received

AvePoint attempts to acknowledge receipt of all submitted reports within seven days. In some instances, acknowledgement of receipt may be delayed due to company or national holidays. In those cases, AvePoint will make every attempt to respond within the seven-day window upon the resumption of normal business activities.

2. Verification

Once a finder has initiated contact with AvePoint regarding a potential vulnerability, AvePoint will attempt to verify the existence of the vulnerability using several methods. To aid in the verification of a suspected vulnerability, AvePoint may or may not choose to engage with the disclosing parties. If AvePoint determines that the finder has not provided enough information, AvePoint may contact the finder to request additional details. In all cases, AvePoint attempts to respond to all properly formatted vulnerability reports within seven days of receipt.

Once a finder has initiated contact with AvePoint regarding a potential vulnerability, AvePoint PSIRT engineers will attempt to verify the existence of the vulnerability using several methods. To aid in the verification of a suspected vulnerability, AvePoint may or may not choose to engage with the disclosing parties. In the event that AvePoint determines that the finder has not provided enough information, AvePoint may contact the finder to request additional details. In all cases, AvePoint attempts to respond to all properly formatted vulnerability reports within 7 days of receipt.

3. Resolution Development

When determining the best resolution, AvePoint will attempt to balance the need to create a resolution quickly with the testing required to ensure the resolution does not negatively impact affected users due to quality issues. In making this determination, AvePoint will consider factors such as whether a vulnerability poses a high risk of exploitation of affected users, either because it is simple to exploit, or because the issue is already being actively exploited.

A temporary or intermediary resolution that consists of a mitigation or workaround may be necessary in cases where a vulnerability poses a high risk to users. A non-comprehensive resolution that works in most scenarios may also be necessary in high-risk circumstances.

4. Notification

Without exception, AvePoint makes every effort to disclose the minimum amount of information required for a customer to assess the impact of a vulnerability in their environment as well as any steps required to mitigate the threat. AvePoint does not intend to provide any details that could enable a malicious actor to develop an exploit. In no case will AvePoint disclose a vulnerability until a patch has been developed or a set of mitigating controls have been verified to significantly reduce the threat.

AvePoint security publications are posted to its support page and sent to the customer-security-announcement@AvePoint.com email alias.

At its discretion, AvePoint gives credit to external vulnerability discoverer(s) only if:

- They desire to be identified as a discoverer and have provided explicit consent to divulge their identity.

- They gave AvePoint the opportunity to remediate and notify our customer base prior to making the vulnerability public.

Organizations, teams, individuals, or any combination thereof may be identified as discoverers. It is the responsibility of each discoverer to obtain any necessary permission from its employer to be identified by AvePoint.

5. Post-Resolution Support

Updates to the vulnerability resolution may be required after AvePoint has released a security publication, associated software patches, or software updates. If an update is required, AvePoint will update security resolutions as appropriate, until further updates are no longer relevant.

A temporary or intermediary resolution that consists of a mitigation or workaround may be necessary in cases where a vulnerability poses a high risk to users. A non-comprehensive resolution that works in most scenarios may also be necessary in high-risk circumstances.

Updates to the vulnerability resolution may be required after AvePoint has released a security publication, associated software patches or software updates. If an update is required, AvePoint will update security resolutions as appropriate, until further updates are no longer relevant.

A temporary or intermediary resolution that consists of a mitigation or workaround may be necessary in cases where a vulnerability poses a high risk to users. A non-comprehensive resolution that works in most scenarios may also be necessary in high-risk circumstances.

Scoring, Prioritizing, and Responding.

AvePoint uses the following Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) guidelines during the evaluation of reported vulnerabilities and when determining how and when vulnerability will be disclosed:

– Security Alert – provide information about significant security vulnerabilities that directly affect AvePoint products and require a software upgrade, patch, or other customer action to remediate

– Security Notice – document low and medium severity security issues that directly involve AvePoint products but do not warrant the visibility of a AvePoint Security Advisory

- Security Response – address issues that require a response to information discussed in a public forum, such as a blog or discussion list; security responses are normally published if a third party makes a public statement about an AvePoint product vulnerability

- Release Note Enclosure – provides information about low severity security vulnerabilities

For more information about CVSS, visit the FIRST.org website.

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