See the version list below for details.
dotnet add package NuGetDefense --version 3.1.1
NuGet\Install-Package NuGetDefense -Version 3.1.1
<PackageReference Include="NuGetDefense" Version="3.1.1" />
paket add NuGetDefense --version 3.1.1
#r "nuget: NuGetDefense, 3.1.1"
// Install NuGetDefense as a Cake Addin #addin nuget:?package=NuGetDefense&version=3.1.1 // Install NuGetDefense as a Cake Tool #tool nuget:?package=NuGetDefense&version=3.1.1
An MSBuildTask that checks for known vulnerabilities. Inspired by OWASP SafeNuGet.
View the full documentation for NuGetDefense here
3.x preview documentation can be found by running
dotnet /path/to/NuGetDefense.dll -?
- Uses Multiple Sources to check for known vulnerabilities in third-party libraries (NuGet packages)
- OSS Index
- National Vulnerability Database (Optionally Self-Updating)
- GitHub Security Advisory Database
- Google's Open Source Vulnerabilities Database (Coming Soon!)
- Simple installation/configuration: the NuGet Package is all you need.
- dotnet Global Tool for those who want to run it manually or just in the CI
- Transitive Dependency Checking
- SDK style projects only (older project format is not supported by the dotnet cli)
- Uses the versions resolved by the dotnet cli at build
- Project Reference Scanning
- Scan all projects in a hierarchy by installing NuGet Defense to the top level package
- Allow breaking the build based on severity of vulnerability.
- Ignore specific vulnerabilities/packages.
- Sensitive/Internal Packages filtering
- Don't send packages that are sensitive/internal to remote vulnerability sources
- Caching to prevent excess calls and hitting rate limits on API's
- Blocklisting NuGet Packages
- Allowlisting NuGet Packages
- MIT Licensed
- Consumable NuGet packages for bundling NuGetDefense scanners into your own software
- NuGetDefense v1.x is built only in .Net Core 3.1 so you will need the runtime/SDK installed.
- NuGetDefense v2.x is built only in .Net 5.0 so you will need the runtime/SDK installed. (.Net 5.0 is our of support)
- NuGetDefense v3.x is built only in .Net 6.0 so you will need the runtime/SDK installed.
- Official Support follows support for the underlying framework.
- Supporters can request support of unsupported versions (such as v2.x running on .Net 5) but are advised to use a
supported runtime (for better overall security)
- .Net 5 projects can use 3.x as long as the .Net 6 runtime is installed.
How does it work?
NuGetDefense is a bundled dotnet tool that runs using an MSBuild ExecTask after your project finishes building.
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This package has no dependencies.
This package is not used by any NuGet packages.
This package is not used by any popular GitHub repositories.