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Veracode Tools (vt) is a Gradle project that aims to ease effort required to work with Veracode application security scanning activities.

As a set of Gradle tasks, it is meant to be usable either as a command line submission tool or integrated as part of a continuous integration build process.

It helps perform the following tasks:

  • Perform Veracode submission for applications.
  • Scan results for flaws.
  • Perform flaws triage. TODO: not done


  • Veracode account & application to perform scanning.
  • Veracode Java API JAR file (copy to buildSrc/lib directory). This API wrapper can be downloaded from Veracode's website.
  • JDK 7 is a requirement for Veracode Java API.

Getting Started

  • Clone project.
  • Copy VeracodeJavaAPI.jar (from Veracode) to a newly created buildSrc/lib directory.
  • Rename to and edit its contents to setup Veracode credentials.
  • Execute gradle tasks to see available tasks.
  • Execute gradle veracodeAppList to see available applications along with its appId.

Typical Veracode Submission Workflow

Sequence of tasks to perform Veracode scan for application involves:

  • Download application to scan (manual).
  • Install the application (manual).
  • generateToUpload Prepare JAR files installed by the application for upload. This involves stripping timestamp information. TODO: rename task to "prepareUpload"?
  • veracodeCreateBuild Create a new build for application to scan (build and application in this case are Veracode concepts).
  • veracodeUpload Upload files to Veracode. This process will upload each file prepared by generateToUpload to Veracode's site. Once a file has been uploaded, it will be deleted. If a network error occurred during upload, just re-run this task to continue uploading outstanding files.
  • veracodePreScan Perform pre-scan for current build. This task will take some time, depending on number of files being processed. ** Wait for pre-scan to complete with the veracodeBuildInfo task. It should return "status=Pre-Scan Success".

veracodePreScanResults and preScanModuleVerify Once pre-scan has completed successfully, we need to perform a pre-scan module verification. This task ensures all modules in pre-scan results are accounted for within the

white/black list of modules in src/apps/${appId}/modules-*.txt. Any unaccounted module should be manually resolved by updating the appropriate modules-*.txt file. Note that preScanModuleVerify uses output from the veracodePreScanResults task so it must be executed first.

Example Sequence of Tasks

Described as Gradle tasks, a typical submission workflow might look like this:

# Download application from Jenkins (manual).
# Install the application so that we can scan for files to upload & scan (manual).
gradle veracodeCreateBuild -PappId=20299 -PbuildName="my-product#913"
gradle generateToUpload -Pdir="C:\temp\my-product#913"
gradle veracodeUpload -PappId=20299
gradle veracodePreScan -PappId=20299
gradle veracodePreScanResults -PappId=20299
# Note: Must execute veracodePreScanResults before preScanModuleVerify because it uses the former's output
gradle preScanModuleVerify -PappId=20299
gradle veracodeScan -PappId=20299
gradle veracodeScanResults -PbuildId=xxxxx OR 
# Note: Must execute veracodeScanResults before veracodeScanResultsInCsv
gradle veracodeScanResultsInCsv -PbuildId=xxxxx

Using This Example

To use the example above, change:

  • Replace "20299" with the appropriate application ID to process.
    • Use "gradle -q veracodeAppList" to list available applications.
  • Replace "my-product" with the appropriate Jenkins job name or other build names if you prefer.
  • Replace "913" with the appropriate Jenkins job build number.
  • Replace "C:\temp\my-product#913" with the directory where the application is installed.

Veracode Report

This tool provides the ability to generate CSV reports based on scan results for an application.

  1. First get the buildId of the application you want a report on using the veracodeBuildList command. The last item in the output represents the latest scan.

  2. Then generate the raw CSV flaw report to build/scan-results.csv by running the veracodeScanResults and veracodeScanResultsInCsv tasks in sequence.

  3. In addition to getting the flaw report, a more specific report that groups flaw by the module that it was reported from can be generated using the reportFlawsByTeam command (filtering managed in teams.json). This command has multiple modes:

    • action - Report flaws that require action to be taken.
    • actionSummary - Similar to action mode but more concise.
    • verbose - List all flaws.

Example (Generating Reports)

    C:\github\vt>gradle veracodeBuildList -PappId=20299
    22792=xxx build #113
    253467=xxx build #2758
    259771=xxx build #2965
    264509=xxx build #3057
    264853=xxx build #3085
    266517=xxx build #3145
    Total time: 12.094 secs

    C:\github\vt>gradle veracodeScanResults veracodeScanResultsInCsv -PbuildId=266517
    Total time: 13.105 secs

    C:\github\vt>gradle reportFlawsByTeam -PappId=20299 -Pmode=action
    ...output... (pipe the output to a file for analysis)

TODO: Someone please help implement reportFlawsDiff.



Rename to and enter your Veracode login credentials.

List Available Tasks

Provide a list of available tasks for this project.

gradle -q tasks

Analyze build/xxx.xml

Most Veracode related tasks will generate a relevant build/xxx.xml file. It might be useful to analyze the contents of this file to gain additional insight into the task that was just executed.

Check Pre-Scan Results

This task is used to check (Note: this task can take some time to complete): gradle -q veracodePreScanResults -PappId=20299

Check Build Status

Pre-scan can be time consuming. To check the status of a build after pre-scan submission, do this:

gradle -q veracodeBuildInfo -PappId=20299
        platform=Not Specified
[Analysis Unit]
        *status=Pre-Scan Submitted*

Note: This task can be executed anytime.

Delete Bad Build

To abandon a build with partially uploaded files or pre-scanned files, execute the delete build task:

gradle -q veracodeDeleteBuild -PappId=20299