Aqua MicroScanner: Free Image Vulnerability Scanning Plugin for Jenkins

A few weeks ago we released Aqua MicroScanner, a free vulnerability scanner that you can embed into the dockerfile and automate scanning during image build.

A few hundred users later and with feedback we received from the community, we're now happy to release a native Jenkins plug-in for MicroScanner

How it Works

For a quick walk-through, this 3 minute video shows a demo of the MicroScanner Jenkins plugin. Additional info available below and on the plugin's Github page.

To use the plugin, you need to get an activation token for MicroScanner. Once that's done, you can install and configure the plugin, and enter your token to activate.

Get Free MicroScanner Jenkins Plugin

Image Vulnerability Scanning

You can now use MicroScanner as a step in your build. For freestyle builds, you add a build step for Aqua MicroScanner. You can choose whether high severity vulnerabilities found in your image will fail or pass the build:

Image Vulnerability Scanning

For pipeline jobs, you can insert MicroScanner into the build step script, like so:

Image vulnerability scanning

Upon running the pipeline job, the Aqua MicroScanner is now a stage in your automated build:

Image vulnerability scanning

MicroScanner Output

In addition to optionally failing your build, MicroScanner provides a report on the vulnerabilities found during your image build. If you configure HTML support in Jenkins, those can be nicely formatted HTML pages.

The scan report gives you a high-level overview of the number and severity of vulnerabilities that were found:

Image vulnerability scanning

Clicking the Vulnerabilities tab will display a detailed report of all vulnerabilities. Note that this may contain not only CVEs but also vendor-published vulnerabilities that may not yet (or not at all) be listed as CVEs:

Image vulnerability scanning

No More Excuses

We've made MicroScanner very easy to use, and the Jenkins plugin makes it even easier to use and automate. There's really no excuse for building images that include risky known vulnerabilities when it's so easy to avoid them at no cost. So make this an integral part of your build process - starting today!

Get Free MicroScanner Jenkins Plugin

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Rani Osnat

Rani is the SVP of Strategy at Aqua. Rani has worked in enterprise software companies more than 25 years, spanning project management, product management and marketing, including a decade as VP of marketing for innovative startups in the cyber-security and cloud arenas. Previously Rani was also a management consultant in the London office of Booz & Co. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Rani is an avid wine geek, and a slightly less avid painter and electronic music composer.

Docker Security, Image Vulnerability Scanning, CI/CD

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