Checkov Scan is an open-source static analysis tool that scans infrastructure-as-code (IaC) files to identify potential security risks and compliance violations.

Auditor Job Name: Checkov Scan Auditor image: AppSec Portal Importer Name: Checkov Scan

Checkov supports various IaC formats, including Terraform, Kubernetes, AWS CloudFormation, and Azure Resource Manager templates. Checkov can be used to identify misconfigurations and enforce compliance with industry-standard policies and regulations.

Checkov Scan works by analyzing the code structure and applying a set of built-in and custom rules. The rules are written in YAML format and can be easily extended or modified to fit specific use cases. Each rule checks for a specific condition, such as the use of insecure protocols or the exposure of sensitive data, and generates a report with the findings. The report can be exported in various formats, such as JSON, HTML, or JUnit.

Curl example

curl -X POST localhost/api/v1/scan/import/ -H "Authorization: Token a75bb26171cf391671e67b128bfc8ae1c779ff7b" -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" -F "file=@./checkov.json" -F "product_name=Product1" -F "product_type=Application" -F "scanner_name=Checkov Scan" -F "branch=dev" -F ""

In this command, the following parameters are used:

  1. -X POST: specifies the HTTP method to be used (in this case, POST)

  2. -H "Authorization: Token <authorization_token>": specifies the authorization token obtained from AppSec Portal.

  3. -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data": specifies the content type of the request.

  4. -F "file=@<report_file_path>": specifies the path to the report file generated by the scanner.

  5. -F "product_name=<product_name>": specifies the name of the product being scanned.

  6. -F "product_type=<product_type>": specifies the type of the product being scanned.

  7. -F "scanner_name=<scanner_name>": specifies the name of the scanner used to generate the report (Checkov Scan)

  8. -F "branch=<branch_name>": (optional) specifies the name of the branch in the source code repository (if applicable) This parameter is particularly useful when you want to associate the scan results with a specific branch in your repository. If not provided, the scan will be associated with the default branch

Asset information, if an auditor is used

  1. -F "repository=<repository SSH URL>": If your product is code in a repository enter the address of your repository in a specific format, for example:

  2. -F "docker_image=<registry address>": If your product is image enter the address of the registry where your product is located, for example:

  3. -F "domain=<domain>": If your product is web enter the domain name of your product, for example:

  4. -F "host=<host>": If your product is web enter the IP address of your product, for example:

Report example:

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