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SecureStack Application Composition Analysis

v0.1.1 Latest version

SecureStack Application Composition Analysis


SecureStack Application Composition Analysis

Scan your source code in real-time for vulnerable libraries & frameworks you are using. Supports Go, Python and Javascript


Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file.


- name: SecureStack Application Composition Analysis

uses: SecureStackCo/actions-code@v0.1.1

Learn more about this action in SecureStackCo/actions-code
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SecureStack Application Composition Analysis GitHub Action

A GitHub Action to execute SecureStack application composition analysis on an application code repository. When you add this to GitHub Actions we will analyze your source code for vulnerable third party and open source libraries. It's like "software composition analysis" but only better! This Action supports Go, Python and Javascript languages. See below for what types of issues this action scans for and what files are required.

name: Example Workflow Using SecureStack Application Composition Analysis Action
on: push
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      - name: Checkout repo for running code analysis within workflow
        id: checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v2.4.0
          fetch-depth: 0
      - name: Code Analysis Step
        id: code
        uses: SecureStackCo/actions-code@v0.1.0
          securestack_api_key: ${{ secrets.SECURESTACK_API_KEY }}
          securestack_app_id: ${{ secrets.SECURESTACK_APP_ID }}
          severity: critical
          language: node

NOTE - to understand possible values for the action input flags, run the SecureStack cli locally:

$ bloodhound-cli code --help

ADDITIONAL NOTE - Make sure you change the language: node to whatever language is in your repo. SecureStack supports 4 types currently: node, yarn, python and go. To learn more run the SecureStack CLI locally:

$ bloodhound-cli code -t --help

Create your SecureStack API Key as GitHub Secret

  1. Create a SecureStack account using your GitHub credentials. You get 20 scans for free and you don't need to add a credit card.
  2. Once you are logged in go to "Profile" in the black drawer on the left, and then -> GENERATE KEY tab.
  3. Generate an API key and copy the value.
  4. Go to Settings for your GitHub repository and click on Secrets -> Actions at the bottom left.
  5. Create a new secret named SECURESTACK_API_KEY and paste the value from step 2 into the field.

Retreiving your SecureStack Application ID

  1. Log in to SecureStack.
  2. Open the application you wish to analyse. If you haven't created a managed application you can follow the directions in this VIDEO to create one.
  3. Copy the value of the application id on the View Application screen.
  4. Go to Settings for your GitHub repository and click on Secrets -> Actions at the bottom left.
  5. Create a new secret named SECURESTACK_APP_ID and paste the value from step 3 into the field.

Watch this video to learn how to setup your first GitHub Action with SecureStack


What types of issues does this GitHub Action find?

  1. Vulnerable third party libraries from place like NPM, PyPi, and Go repositories
  2. Vulnerable open source libraries
  3. Libraries and frameworks that have recently had ownership changes or that are malicious

What files are necessary for this Action to work?

  1. For Yarn: yarn.lock and package.json
  2. For NPM: package.json and package-lock.json
  3. For Go: go.dep or go.mod
  4. For Python: requirements.txt

Check out our other GitHub Actions:

  1. SecureStack Secrets Analysis - Scan your application for embedded api keys, credentials and senstive data.
  2. SecureStack Web Vulnerability & Cloud Misconfiguration Analysis - Scan your running application url for cloud misconfigurations and web vulnerabilities.
  3. SecureStack Log4j Analysis - Scan your application for Log4j/Log4Shell vulnerabilities.

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