Nexus Vulnerability Scanner: Getting Started with Vulnerability Analysis

As a developer, you know the importance of building a robust application. With cyberattacks increasing every day, you should make sure your application is safe from the attacks and isn’t vulnerable.

To assess your application for security and to help you find vulnerabilities in your application so you can fix them, Nexus Vulnerability Scanner would be of great help!

So, in this post, I’ll be telling you what this tool is and how to use it.

What Is Nexus Vulnerability Scanner?

Nexus Vulnerability Scanner is a tool that scans your application for vulnerabilities and gives you a report on its analysis.

As claimed by Sonatype, the average application consists of around 100+ open-source components and around 20+ vulnerabilities.

Obviously, with so many potential weak points in your application, it’s not deployment ready. And ignoring the security of your application might affect the business.

Once you’ve developed your application and made sure that it works as expected, you should concentrate on how secure the application is.

Now, let me show you how you can use Nexus Vulnerability Scanner to scan your application.

Setting Up Nexus Vulnerability Scanner

The first step is to download the tool. You can find it here. To access the tool, you have to fill out a simple form and then click on the download button.

Nexus Vulnerability Scanner

The application you have to download is small in size so it won’t take much time.

Once the download is complete, extract the contents from the downloaded file. That’s it! You’ve set up the scanner!

Using Nexus Vulnerability Scanner

Now, to start the application, get into the application folder and execute the application-check file.

Nexus Vulnerability Scanner check file

After the application starts, you’ll see the application window. It will ask you to select the application in which you want to find vulnerabilities.

Sonatype Sample Applications

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sonatype Blog authored by Omkar Hiremath. Read the original post at: https://blog.sonatype.com/nexus-vulnerability-scanner-and-vulnerability-analysis