internal/scan: text output allows module level vulns

This change updates the text handler for govulncheck to allow for (and
make explicit when) one has vulnerabilities that are only required at a
module level but aren't called or imported.

Change-Id: Iadaf8cbffae3d0b66d8dc8497304f7a5b6aaebe5
LUCI-TryBot-Result: Go LUCI <>
Reviewed-by: Zvonimir Pavlinovic <>
18 files changed
tree: d61991eb51bd16fc7a23da2febb908eaaa9c2ccb
  1. cmd/
  2. devtools/
  3. doc/
  4. internal/
  5. scan/
  6. .gitignore
  7. all_test.go
  8. checks.bash
  10. go.mod
  11. go.sum

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Go's support for vulnerability management includes tooling for analyzing your codebase and binaries to surface known vulnerabilities in your dependencies. This tooling is backed by the Go vulnerability database, which is curated by the Go security team. Go’s tooling reduces noise in your results by only surfacing vulnerabilities in functions that your code is actually calling.

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go install

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govulncheck ./...

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