VRT Ruby Wrapper
While the Content and Structure is defined in the Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy Repository, this defines methods to allow for easy handling of VRT logic. This gem is used and maintained by Bugcrowd Engineering.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
To create the initializer:
rails generate vrt:install
For convenience in development, we provide a utility for spinning up a playground for playing with the gem. You can invoke it with:
When one has a VRT Classification ID, one can check it's validity:
vrt = VRT::Map.new vrt.valid?('server_side_injection') => true vrt.valid?('test_vrt_classification') => false
Get a pretty output for its lineage:
vrt = VRT::Map.new vrt.get_lineage('server_side_injection.file_inclusion.local') => "Server-Side Injection > File Inclusion > Local"
The information within that node:
vrt = VRT::Map.new vrt.find_node('server_side_injection.file_inclusion.local')
Which returns the corresponding
VRT::Node. This node has a variety of methods:
vrt_map = VRT::Map.new node = vrt_map.find_node('server_side_injection.file_inclusion.local') node.children # Returns Child Nodes node.parent # Returns Parent Node node.priority node.id node.name node.mappings # The node's mappings to other classifications
If you need to deal with translating between versions
VRT module also has a
find_node method that is version agnostic. This is used to find the best
match for a node under any version and has options to specify a preferred version.
# Find a node in a given preferred version that best maps to the given id VRT.find_node( vrt_id: 'social_engineering', preferred_version: '1.1' ) # returns 'other' # Aggregate vulnerabilities by category VRT.find_node( vrt_id: vrt_id, max_depth: 'category' ) # Query for vulnerabilities by category while maintaining deprecated mappings by adding # deprecated ids to the search with `all_matching_categories` categories_to_search_for += VRT.all_matching_categories(categories_to_search_for)
Mappings and external links
A mapping is a relationship defined from a node to another classification like cvss or cwe or to more information like remediation advice. The relationships that are defined in mappings are maintained by the Bugcrowd team as well as external contributors to the VRT repo.
Example getting the CWE for a particular VRT ID
VRT.find_node( vrt_id: 'server_security_misconfiguration.unsafe_cross_origin_resource_sharing' ).mappings[:cwe] => ["CWE-942", "CWE-16"]
Third party links
These are simillar to mappings, but the relationships are maintained by an external party instead of Bugcrowd.
Example getting Secure Code Warrior training link for a particular VRT ID
VRT.find_node( vrt_id: 'server_security_misconfiguration.unsafe_cross_origin_resource_sharing' ).third_party_links[:scw] => "https://integration-api.securecodewarrior.com/api/v1/trial?id=bugcrowd&mappingList=vrt&mappingKey=server_security_misconfiguration:unsafe_cross_origin_resource_sharing&redirect=true"