ZERODIUM

ZERODIUM pays premium bounties and rewards to security researchers to acquire their original and previously unreported zero-day research affecting major operating systems, software, and/or devices. While the majority of existing bug bounty programs accept almost any kind of vulnerabilities and PoCs but pay very low rewards, at ZERODIUM we focus on high-risk vulnerabilities with fully functional exploits, and we pay the highest rewards on the market.


Eligible Research

ZERODIUM may make an offer to acquire fully functional zero-day exploits affecting any of the following products:

    Operating Systems

Remote code execution or local privilege escalation:


- Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1

- Apple macOS Sierra 10.12

- Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Tails)

- VM Guest-to-Host Escape

    Web Browsers

Remote code execution, or sandbox bypass/escape (if any), or both:


- Google Chrome (any OS)

- Microsoft Edge / IE 11

- Mozilla Firefox / TBB (any OS)

- Apple Safari (macOS / iOS)

    Plugins / Readers

Remote code execution, or sandbox bypass/escape (if any), or both:


- Adobe Flash Player (any OS)

- Microsoft Office (Word/Excel)

- Windows Reader App (PDF)

- Adobe PDF Reader (any OS)

    Mobiles / Phones

Remote code execution, or privilege escalation, or TEE/TrustZone, or all:


- Apple iOS 10.x

- Android 7.x/6.x

- BlackBerry 10

- Windows 10 Mobile

    Web Servers & Related

Remote code execution or sensitive information disclosure:


- Apache HTTP Server

- Microsoft IIS 10/8.x/7.x

- nginx web server

- OpenSSL / mod_ssl / PHP

    Email Servers & Related

Remote code execution or sensitive information disclosure:


- MS Exchange Server

- Dovecot

- Postfix

- Sendmail

    Web Applications

Remote PHP code execution or SQL injection, or information disclosure:


- WordPress / Joomla / Drupal

- phpBB / vBulletin / MyBB

- IP.Suite / IP.Board

- Roundcube / Horde

    Others / Techniques

Any other innovative research or techniques related to:


- Mitigation Bypass (e.g. ASLR)

- Mobile Baseband RCE

- Tor De-anonymization

- AntiVirus RCE/LPE

NOTE: For vulnerabilities affecting other products or systems, feel free to contact us to discuss the opportunity.


ZERODIUM Payouts

ZERODIUM payouts for eligible zero-day exploits range from $5,000 to $1,500,000 per submission. The amounts paid by ZERODIUM to researchers to acquire their original zero-day exploits depend on the popularity and security strength of the affected software/system, as well as the quality of the submitted exploit (full or partial chain, supported versions/systems/architectures, reliability, bypassed exploit mitigations, default vs. non-default component, process continuation, etc). For more information, please read our FAQ.

The payout ranges listed below are provided for information only and are intended for fully functional/reliable exploits meeting ZERODIUM's requirements. ZERODIUM may pay higher rewards for exceptional exploits or research.



Submission Process

ZERODIUM evaluates and verifies all submitted research within one week or less. Payments are made in one or multiple installments by wire transfer. The first payment is made within one week or less. For more information, please read our FAQ.

ZERODIUM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make or to not make an offer to acquire a research for any/no reason.

For inquiries and/or vulnerability submissions, please contact us using our PGP key.


Excluded Research

ZERODIUM does not acquire PoCs for theoretically exploitable or non-exploitable vulnerabilities. We only acquire zero-day vulnerabilities with fully functional exploits whether including only one stage or multiple stages e.g. browser exploits with or without a sandbox bypass/escape are both eligible. For more information, please read our FAQ.

ZERODIUM does not acquire vulnerabilities or exploits affecting online services or web sites such as Facebook, Google, Apple, etc. Please report such vulnerabilities directly to the affected vendor or through one of their bug bounty programs (if any).