worker is a binary that can act as both a CLI and a web server.
With no command-line arguments, it listens for HTTP traffic at the
PORT environment variable. There is no reason to run the server locally (except debugging), so this document describes only the CLI.
The CLI can display Firestore database of CVE records, update the database from commits of the CVE repo github.com/CVEProject/cvelist, and file issues.
You will need a Google Cloud account and a project to run the worker. If you don't already have default credentials on your machine, set them up with
gcloud auth application-default login
To run most CLI commands you'll need a
-project flag, to specify the GCP project where the Firestore DB resides. Since there is only one Firestore DB per project and we want multiple, independent DBs, we also require a string called the “namespace,” specified with
The update command takes a commit hash from the github.com/CVEProject/cvelist repo, and modifies the DB to match the commit, creating and modifying CVE records as needed. It does not file any issues; it only categorizes CVEs as needing issues, not requiring action, and so on.
worker -project go-vuln -namespace test update HEAD
will clone the cvelist repo from github and update the
test namespace with the most recent commit of the repo. It will contact pkg.go.dev to determine whether URLs are modules.
To update at a different commit, or just to avoid the clone, clone the repo locally and provide a path to it:
worker -project go-vuln -namespace test \ -local-cve-repo ~/repos/github.com/CVEProject/cvelist \ update cb2d8ae8ac0afed043d0fd99669e1aaac42e8b69
To avoid hitting pkg.go.dev, compile a file of known module paths, one per line, and pass it as well:
worker -project go-vuln -namespace test \ -local-cve-repo ~/repos/github.com/CVEProject/cvelist \ -known-module-file ~/module-paths.txt \ update cb2d8ae8ac0afed043d0fd99669e1aaac42e8b69
If an update is interrupted or fails to complete, subsequent calls to
worker update will fail. If you're sure there is no concurrent update in progress, it is safe to pass the
-force flag to force the update.
worker -project go-vuln -namespace test list-cves NeedsIssue
will list all CVE records that need an issue. You can also use these other argument values (from internal/worker/store/store.go:TriageState):
It's not recommended to pass the “NoActionNeeded” triage state, because the vast majority of records have this state and listing them takes a long time.
To create issues from records that need them, use the
create-issues subcommand and provide a repo and the path to a file that holds a GitHub access token. You can also limit the number of issues created.
worker -project go-vuln -namespace test \ -issue-repo myorg/myrepo \ -ghtokenfile ~/github-token \ -limit 10 \ create-issues
This subcommand shows the update operations that have run, most to least recent.
show with a list of CVE IDs to display the corresponding CVE records.