Scan Result Details

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When you drill down into the Scan Results list, the details menu provides a variety of ways to view vulnerability and policy violation data at a glance.

  • Policy Summary views

  • Vulnerabilities summaries

  • Content summaries

These summaries provide:

  • An easy-to-parse view of why a specific image failed

  • Which rules generated the most Warn and Stop actions

  • Overview of how an image has performed against the various audit policies that have been put in place

  • Ability to filter for high-severity CVEs, and see which have an available fix

You can also download the Policy Summary to PDF and the Vulnerabilities Summary to a CSV file.

Policy Results Views


The landing page of a Scan Results detail is the Policy Summary view.

You can:

  • Get a birds-eye view of scanning status

  • Drill down to a detail page

  • Click Download as PDF to get a full report, including all underlying CVEs.

  • Added On: See the date and time the scan was added.

  • Added By: See the mechanism by which the scan was reported.

    Possible values are: Sysdig Secure UI, Node Image Analyzer, API, Sysdig Inline Scanner, or Scanning alert.

  • Re-evaluate: Click the button to fetch the newest scan results

Select Dates for Past Scans

From the dropdown, select the date of the scan you’d like to analyze.

Review Scanning Policy Details

Select a listed Policy to see details about the STOP and WARN actions triggered in the Evaluation,

as well as the underlying Rules affected.

Review Vulnerability Summaries

Select either Operating System-related or Non-Operating System-related Vulnerability summaries to review.

You can:

  • Get a birds-eye-view of vulnerability status

  • Click a CVE number to get the full details and/or add it to an Exceptions list

  • Search or filter by severity: Critical, High, Medium, Negligible, Unknown. Also filter by whether it “Has a Fix”.

  • Click Download CSV to get the vulnerabilities data as a CSV file

  • Open the Vulnerabilty Details panel on the right by selecting an image from the list

  • Added On: See the date and time the scan was added.

Red Hat Vulnerability Details

For Red Hat vulnerabilities, the details panel provides both the Sysdig severity rating and the equivalent severity label from the Red Hat Security Tracker.

The labels are mapped as follows:

Sysdig SeverityRed Hat SeverityRed Hat Definition
CriticalCriticalThis rating is given to flaws that could be easily exploited by a remote unauthenticated attacker and lead to system compromise (arbitrary code execution) without requiring user interaction. Flaws that require authentication, local or physical access to a system, or an unlikely configuration are not classified as Critical impact. These are the types of vulnerabilities that can be exploited by worms.
HighImportantThis rating is given to flaws that can easily compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of resources. These are the types of vulnerabilities that allow local or authenticated users to gain additional privileges, allow unauthenticated remote users to view resources that should otherwise be protected by authentication or other controls, allow authenticated remote users to execute arbitrary code, or allow remote users to cause a denial of service.
MediumModerateThis rating is given to flaws that may be more difficult to exploit but could still lead to some compromise of the confidentiality, integrity or availability of resources under certain circumstances. These are the types of vulnerabilities that could have had a Critical or Important impact but are less easily exploited based on a technical evaluation of the flaw, and/or affect unlikely configurations.
LowLowThis rating is given to all other issues that may have a security impact. These are the types of vulnerabilities that are believed to require unlikely circumstances to be able to be exploited, or where a successful exploit would give minimal consequences. This includes flaws that are present in a program’s source code but to which no current or theoretically possible, but unproven, exploitation vectors exist or were found during the technical analysis of the flaw.

Vulnerability Comparison

The vulnerability comparison allows users to compare two different tags within the same repo to see which vulnerabilities are new or have been fixed in version X compared to version Y.

This allows developers easily to compare the latest image to a previous version to easily report on which vulnerabilities have been addressed and which are new.

  1. Select an image from a line in the Scan Results list.

  2. From the Compare To drop-down, select another version of this image with which to compare.

  3. The comparison report is displayed.

Review Content Details

Navigate through node, ruby, python, java, OS packages, and the files in a container to search for details about a particular package or file.