• Home
  • Sysdig Secure Scanner

Vulnerability scanner for Container Registry.


Checking for vulnerabilities in container images.

Sysdig Secure can be integrated with your container registry, adding a layer of defense between the pipeline and the runtime. Such integration improves the depth of defense, as visibility into vulnerable images can be converted into policies that will prevent their use.

It is relatively common in the corporate environment to use old, vulnerable images, which can put the entire structure at risk. A solution that shows in detail how vulnerable the container images used are certainly has great value, especially for companies with strict regulations such as financial institutions. In this article we will look at integration with a Registry solution.

In this article we will look at integration with a Registry solution.

Sysdig Secure


Only 3 items are required:

[1] Active license in Sysdig.

[2] Registry access credentials with read privilege.

[3] Sysdig Secure API Token.

In this material, I will be using OpenShift as the Kubernetes platform, and Quay as the container registry.

Helm Charts

The installation is based on a helm chart, which makes it very easy to do.

If you don’t already have the helm binary, just install it with a few commands:

$ curl -L -o /usr/local/bin/helm
$ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/helm
$ helm version
version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.11.1+6.el8", GitCommit:"66bfc44f827aea6eb8e001150914170ac0d49e2d", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.18.9"}

Install Sysdig Registry Scanner via Helm Charts

Add the repository:

$ helm repo add sysdig
$ helm repo update

Create a new project (namespace) for the registry scanner.

$ oc new-project registry-scanner

Note: If you are on another flavor of Kubernetes, use the kubectl command instead of oc.

Now just do the installation:

$ helm upgrade --install registry-scanner --namespace registry-scanner --create-namespace sysdig/registry-scanner \
--set config.secureBaseURL=https://FORNECIDO-DURANTE-REGISTRO-NA-SYSDIG/ \
--set config.secureAPIToken=SYSDIG-SECURE-API-TOKEN \
--set config.registryType=quay \
--set config.registrySkipTLS=true \
--set config.config.filter.maxAgeDays=365 \
--set config.registryURL=REGISTRY-URL \
--set config.registryUser=REGISTRY-USER \
--set config.registryPassword=REGISTRY-PASSWORD

If you need more details or need to customize something, consult the documentation.

How does it work?

The Sysdig Registry Scanner is a scheduled process via the Kubernetes cronjob. After the scan, the data is sent to the SaaS platform in the Sysdig Cloud for analysis.

$ oc get cronjobs.batch -n registry-scanner
registry-scanner 0 6 * * 6 False 0 34h 11d

Imagens vulneráveis detectadas

Each image analyzed will have criticality ratings and their associated CVEs.

Detalhes das vulnerabilidades detectadas


In this article we’ve seen how easy it is to install and integrate Sysdig Secure into an existing registry.

See you in the next article!

Did you like the content? Check out these other interesting articles! 🔥

Could you help?

Please support this content by clicking on one of our advertisers’ banners. ❤️

comments powered by Disqus