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OWASP dependency-check is a utility that detects publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in application dependencies.
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Latest commit f026246 May 30, 2016 @jeremylong Merge pull request #504 from awhitford/Upg052816
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Dependency-Check is a utility that attempts to detect publicly disclosed vulnerabilities contained within project dependencies. It does this by determining if there is a Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) identifier for a given dependency. If found, it will generate a report linking to the associated CVE entries.

Documentation and links to production binary releases can be found on the github pages. Additionally, more information about the architecture and ways to extend dependency-check can be found on the wiki.

Current Releases

Jenkins Plugin

For instructions on the use of the Jenkins plugin please see the OWASP Dependency-Check Plugin page.

Command Line

More detailed instructions can be found on the dependency-check github pages. The latest CLI can be downloaded from bintray's dependency-check page.

On *nix

$ ./bin/ -h
$ ./bin/ --project Testing --out . --scan [path to jar files to be scanned]

On Windows

> bin/dependency-check.bat -h
> bin/dependency-check.bat --project Testing --out . --scan [path to jar files to be scanned]

On Mac with Homebrew

$ brew update && brew install dependency-check
$ dependency-check -h
$ dependency-check --project Testing --out . --scan [path to jar files to be scanned]

Maven Plugin

More detailed instructions can be found on the dependency-check-maven github pages. The plugin can be configured using the following:


Ant Task

For instructions on the use of the Ant Task, please see the dependency-check-ant github page.

Development Usage

The following instructions outline how to compile and use the current snapshot. While every intention is to maintain a stable snapshot it is recommended that the release versions listed above be used.

The repository has some large files due to test resources. The team has tried to cleanup the history as much as possible. However, it is recommended that you perform a shallow clone to save yourself time:

git clone --depth 1

On *nix

$ mvn install
$ ./dependency-check-cli/target/release/bin/ -h
$ ./dependency-check-cli/target/release/bin/ --project Testing --out . --scan ./src/test/resources

On Windows

> mvn install
> dependency-check-cli/target/release/bin/dependency-check.bat -h
> dependency-check-cli/target/release/bin/dependency-check.bat --project Testing --out . --scan ./src/test/resources

Then load the resulting 'DependencyCheck-Report.html' into your favorite browser.

Mailing List



Archive: google group

Copyright & License

Dependency-Check is Copyright (c) 2012-2016 Jeremy Long. All Rights Reserved.

Permission to modify and redistribute is granted under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE.txt file for the full license.

Dependency-Check makes use of several other open source libraries. Please see the NOTICE.txt file for more information.

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