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Dynamic Task

The dynamic task allows you to integrate new security tools into Glue without writing new code. This is done by creating a mapping files that instruct Glue how to create findings from the tool report. Currently, there is only support for JSON reports, but this can be extended in the future.

Integrating a New Tool

Create the mapping file

The mapping file should map between the issues in the report to the matching fields in Glue's finding. THis is a JSON file, and you can find the schema here. Here is the mapping file for MobSF:

  "task_name": "MobSF",
  "app_name": "name",
  "mappings": [
      "key": "manifest",
      "properties": {
        "description": "desc",
        "detail": "title",
        "source": "title",
        "severity": "stat",
        "fingerprint": "title"

You'll need to create a similar file in order to process the report of your tool. Checkout the schema, it contains the documentation for all the fields.

Using the new schema

After creating the mapping file, run Glue in the following format:

ruby bin/glue -t Dynamic -T report.json --mapping-file mapping.json

Replace report.json and mapping.json with the paths to the relevant files.

Built-In Tools

The dynamic task support built-in mappings, that are shipped with Glue. Those mapping files aims to help others to use the mapping your created.


To parse MobSF report, use the following format:

ruby bin/glue -t Dynamic -T report.json --mapping-file mobsf

where report.json is your report


To parse Zaproxy report, you first need to generate it by using the API:

curl --fail $PROXY_URL/OTHER/core/other/jsonreport/?formMethod=GET --output report.json

Than, use jq to flatten the report so Glue can parse it:

jq '{ "@name" : .site."@name",
  [.site.alerts[] as $in 
  | $in.instances[] as $h 
  | $in
  | $h * $in
  | {
      "description": $in.desc, 
      "source": "URI: \($h.uri) Method: \($h.method)",
      "detail": "\($ \n Evidence: \($h.evidence) \n Solution: \($in.solution) \n Other info: \($in.otherinfo) \n Reference: \($in.reference)",
      "severity": $in.riskdesc | split(" ") | .[0],
      "fingerprint": "\($in.pluginid)_\($h.uri)_\($h.method)" 
} ' report.json > output.json

Now use Glue to process the report:

ruby bin/glue -t Dynamic -T report.json --mapping-file zaproxy

You can modify the jq pattern to modify the fields in Glue's results. For example, you might want to remove otherinfo, or use something else for the fingerprint.

Adding a new tool

First, create the mapping file. After you have a working mapping file, open a PR and add it under /lib/glue/mappings/. Also add a test to dynamic_spec, see mobsf tests for reference.