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Trivy Plugin

Trivy is a versatile security scanner that can find vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, secrets, SBOM in different targets like containers, code repositories and Kubernetes cluster.

Zora uses Trivy as a plugin exclusively to scan vulnerabilities in a Kubernetes cluster.

Type: vulnerability


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Vulnerability Database Persistence

Trivy utilizes a database containing vulnerability information. This database is updated every 6 hours and persisted by default for caching purposes between the schedule scans.

Please refer to this page for further details and configuration options regarding vulnerability database persistence.

Large vulnerability reports

Vulnerability reports can be large. If you encounter issues with etcd request payload limit, you can ignore unfixed vulnerabilities from reports by providing the following flag to helm upgrade --install command:

--set 'scan.plugins.trivy.ignoreUnfixed=true'

To identify this issue, check the logs of worker container in trivy pod. The ClusterScan will have a Failed status. You will see a log entry similar to the following example:

2023-09-26T14:18:02Z    ERROR   worker  failed to run worker    {"error": "failed to create VulnerabilityReport \"kind-kind-usdockerpkgdevgooglesamplescontainersgkegbfrontendsha256dc8de8e0d569d2f828b187528c9317bd6b605c273ac5a282aebe471f630420fc-rzntw\": etcdserver: request is too large"}

Scan timeout

Trivy's scan duration may vary depending on the total images in your cluster and the time to download the vulnerability database when needed.

By default, Zora sets a timeout of 10 minutes for Trivy scan completion.

To adjust this timeout, use the following Helm parameter:

--set scan.plugins.trivy.timeout=15m

Once this parameter is updated, the next scan will use the specified value.