Hawkeye scanner-cli v1.8.1 releases: security/vulnerability/risk scanning tool

The Hawkeye scanner-cli is project security, vulnerability and general risk highlighting tool. It is meant to be integrated into your pre-commit hooks and your pipelines.

  • Designed to be entirely extensible by just adding new modules with the correct signature to lib/modules
  • Modules return results via a common interface, which permits consolidated reporting and artifact generation
  • Should be very easy to run regardless of the type of project that you’re scanning

How it works

Hawkeye is designed to be extensible by adding modules and writers.

  • Add modules in the modules folder.
  • Add writers in the writers folder.


Modules are basically little bits of code that either implement their own logic, or wrap a third party tool and standardise the output. They only run if the required criteria are met. For example: The npm outdated module would only run if a package.json is detected in the scan target – as a result, you don’t need to tell Hawkeye what type of project you are scanning.

Generic Modules

  • files-ccnumber: Scans for suspicious file contents that are likely to contain credit card numbers
  • files-contents: Scans for suspicious file contents that are likely to contain secrets
  • files-entropy: Scans files for strings with high entropy that are likely to contain passwords. Entropy scanning is disabled by default because of the high number of false positives. It is useful to scan codebases every now and then for keys, in which case please run it please using the -m files-entropy switch.
  • files-secrets: Scans for suspicious filenames that are likely to contain secrets


  • java-find-secbugs: Finds common security issues in Java code with findsecbugs
  • java-owasp: Scans Java projects for gradle/maven dependencies with known vulnerabilities with the OWASP dependency checker


  • node-crossenv: Scans node projects for known malicious crossenv dependencies
  • node-npmaudit: Checks node projects for dependencies with known vulnerabilities with npm audit
  • node-npmoutdated: Checks node projects for outdated npm modules with npm outdated


  • php-security-checker: Checks whether the composer.lock contains dependencies with known vulnerabilities using security-checker


  • python-bandit: Scans for common security issues in Python code with bandit.
  • python-piprot: Scans python dependencies for out of date packages with piprot
  • python-safety: Checks python dependencies for known security vulnerabilities with the safety tool.


  • ruby-brakeman: Statically analyzes Rails code for security issues with Brakeman.
  • ruby-bundler-scan: Scan for Ruby gems with known vulnerabilities using bundler

Adding a module

If you have an idea for a module, please feel free open a feature request in the issues section. If you have a bit of time left, please consider sending us a pull request. To see modules work, please head over to the modules folder to find how things are working.

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Copyright [2017] [Karl Stoney]