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🐍 Pyscan

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A dependency vulnerability scanner for your python projects, straight from the terminal.
  • πŸš€ blazingly fast scanner that can be used within large projects. (see benchmarks)
  • πŸ€– automatically finds requirements.txt, pyproject.toml or, the source code.
  • πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» can be integrated into existing build processes.
  • πŸ’½ In its early stage, thus hasn't been battle-hardened yet. PRs and issue makers welcome.

πŸ•ŠοΈ Install

pip install pyscan-rs

look out for the "-rs" part or

cargo install pyscan

check out the releases.

πŸ‡ Usage

Go to your python source directory (or wherever you keep your requirements.txt/pyproject.toml) and run:

> pyscan


> pyscan -d path/to/src

Here's the order of precedence for a source/config file:

  • requirements.txt
  • pyproject.toml
  • your source code (.py)

Pyscan will use pip to find unknown versions, otherwise Still, Make sure you version-ize your requirements and use proper pep-508 syntax.


pyscan requires a rust version of => v1.70, and might be unstable on previous releases. There's an overview of the codebase at architecture. Grateful for all the contributions so far!

πŸ¦€ How it's done

pyscan uses OSV as its database for now. There are plans to add a few more, given its feasible.

pyscan doesn't make sure your code is safe from everything. Use all resources available to you like safety Dependabot, pip-audit, trivy and the likes.

🐰 Todo

As of June 29, 2023:

  • Gather time to work on it (incredible task as a high schooler)
  • Multi-threading
  • Better display, search, filter of vulns
  • Plethora of output options (stick to >> for now)
  • ignore vulnerabilities
  • Benchmarks
  • Architecture write-up

🐹 Sponsor

While not coding, I am a broke high school student with nothing else to do. I appreciate all the help I can get.