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Sonatype Vulnerability Scanner

Are you at risk of a software supply chain hack? Try Sonatype Vulnerability Scanner for FREE to find out if your software has any open source security vulnerabilities.


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Know your open source risk with a vulnerability assessment

Know what’s in your application.

The Sonatype Vulnerability Scanner will produce a Software Bill of Materials that catalogs all of the components in your application.



The average application consists of 106 open source components and contains 23 known vulnerabilities.

Understand your risk.

Your results will outline any Policy Violations, Security Issues, and a License Analysis contained in your application, helping you understand your level of open source risk.



The observed license is different than the declared license in many applications.

Start working to fix the issues.

Your company will need to start working to remediate known vulnerabilities, securing your application against potential hacks. Learn how Sonatype can help.



Many components in use are old, unsupported, and unpopular.

  • “We're no longer building blindly with vulnerable components. We have awareness, we're pushing that awareness to developers, and we have a better idea of what the threat landscape looks like. Bugs or vulnerabilities that we weren't even aware of ... we now can remediate really quickly.”


Understanding your risk is just the beginning.

Automate all of your open source security with the Sonatype Platform.



What are open source vulnerabilities?

Open source vulnerabilities refer to security weaknesses or flaws that exist in open source software or projects. Open source software is developed collaboratively by a community of volunteers or organizations, and its source code is made available to the public for inspection, use, modification, and distribution.

While open source software offers numerous benefits, such as transparency and cost-effectiveness, it is not immune to security issues, such as injection attacks, cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF), and sensitive data exposure, to name a few.

How can Sonatype Vulnerability Scanner help?

Sonatype Vulnerability Scanner will quickly become one of your favorite tools. By using it, you will be able to quickly identify potential vulnerabilities in your software, which you can then easily prioritize and attend to, ensuring your software is of the highest quality and without weaknesses.

What’s more, you can do that fast and hassle-free thanks to our straightforward application submission process (either via a custom form or a scan tool). Using our scanner, you will be able to identify all potential vulnerabilities within your software in just three simple steps, providing you with a fast and efficient scanning solution.

Is Sonatype Vulnerability Scanner free?

Yes, you can use Sonatype Vulnerability Scanner for free. However, keep in mind that the scanner itself won’t provide you with solutions for your potential software weaknesses. It can only help you identify and prioritize these vulnerabilities.

If you want to ensure your application stays secure and efficient, the best idea is to use our Sonatype Platform to automate your open source software security. We offer several tools to help you take your software security and efficiency to a whole new level.

Why is vulnerability scanning important?

Vulnerability scanning is crucial for maintaining software security. It identifies weaknesses in software, networks, and systems, helping organizations assess and mitigate potential risks. Early detection of vulnerabilities helps prevent security breaches, data theft, and service disruptions. Compliance requirements often mandate regular scanning.

Addressing vulnerabilities preserves trust, protects sensitive data, and saves costs compared to incident remediation. It fosters a security-conscious culture, enhances system availability, and supports ongoing security improvement. In essence, vulnerability scanning is a fundamental practice for safeguarding digital assets, maintaining reputation, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.



Vet parts early and automatically stop defective open source components from entering your software supply chain.


Manage libraries and store artifacts in a universal repository and share them across development teams.


Empower teams with precise component intelligence to enforce policies and continuously remediate risk.


Identify open source risk and remediate vulnerabilities with precise component intelligence at CI and Deployment.


Free service used by developers to identify known, publicly disclosed, open source vulnerabilities.