Standalone scanner - Jenkins example

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It is often necessary to scan the development build image and ensure it is free of critical vulnerabilities before pushing it to a registry for further testing.  This article will demonstrate the use of the standalone NeuVector scanner without the need for a full NeuVector deployment.

The scanner container will perform the scan and write the output to /var/neuvector/scan_result.json.  The downstream stage can process the scan_result.json and take appropriate action.

Jenkins Pipeline:


  • Docker

A pipeline stage to instantiate the scanner to scan the build image.  Extending this example should include a stage to parse the scan_result.json and take appropriate action.

pipeline {
  environment {
    image = "alpine"
    tag = "3.9"
    tag_scan = "$BUILD_TAG"
agent any
stages {
  stage('Build Local Image') { 
    steps {
      sh "echo 'FROM $image:$tag' > Dockerfile && docker build -t $image:$tag_scan . "
  stage('Check Local Image') { 
    steps {
      sh "docker images"
  stage('Test NV Scan Images') { 
    steps {
      //nv jenkins plugin conf
      sh "docker run -i --privileged --name neuvector.scanner -e SCANNER_REPOSITORY=$image -e SCANNER_TAG=$tag_scan -e SCANNER_ON_DEMAND=true -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v /var/neuvector:/var/neuvector neuvector/scanner"
      sh "docker cp neuvector.scanner:/var/neuvector/scan_result.json ."
      sh "docker rm neuvector.scanner"
  stage('Security Report') { 
    steps {
      archiveArtifacts artifacts: 'scan_result.json'



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  • Document ID:000020930
  • Creation Date: 17-Jan-2023
  • Modified Date:18-Jan-2023
    • SUSE NeuVector

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