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Checkmarx SCA Release Notes November 2023

Notice

These release notes relate to the SCA standalone product. Users who consume SCA through Checkmarx One should refer to the Checkmarx One release notes to see which SCA features have been released in Checkmarx One.

Warning

We are in the process of rolling out a new comprehensive Management of Risks service which will replace the current service. The current APIs IgnoreVulnerability and UnignoreVulnerability will be deprecated soon. Please plan accordingly. For more info, feel free to contact your Technical Account Manager.

Improvements

Status

Item

Description

UPDATE

Persistent filters

The filters applied to the Global Inventory page are now persistent, so that when you drill-down to see details for a package or a risk and then click the back button in the browser, the filters on the Global Inventory page will remain in place.

FIXED

Project name

Fixed issue that changing project name in repo for a Checkmarx One project had caused errors for the SCA scanner.

Persistent Filters

The filters applied to the Global Inventory page are now persistent, so that when you drill-down to see details for a package or a risk and then click the back button in the browser, the filters on the Global Inventory page will remain in place.

SCA Resolver Releases

We released the following new versions of SCA Resolver:

Notice

The complete changelog, and links to download SCA Resolver are available here.

Version 2.5.13

  • Fixed issue that the MacOS artifact hadn't been published in prior versions (2.4.8, 2.5.2 and 2.5.11).

Version 2.5.11

  • We now only create a reports folder when the user actually generates a report.

  • Fixed the fingerprint calculation for JavaScript files.

  • For container scans, updated ImageResolver to version 3.0.31, which includes the following updates:

    • We now scan yaml files, enabling detection of images inside docker-compose files and helm charts. This dramatically increases our coverage for detecting container images.

      Tip

      If you prefer to exclude these files from a scan, you can do so using the command --excludes "*.yaml".

    • Improved detection of Java and IOS package inside images.

    • Enabled running container scans via Checkmarx One CLI.

      This is done by using SCA Resolver in the CLI command, and setting the Resolver params as follows:

      • --scan-containers

      • --containers-result-path <base_folder_path>/.cxsca-container-results.json

        Tip

        <base_folder_path> must be identical to the value given for -s.

        The precise file name .cxsca-container-results.json must be used.

      Learn more about running container scans here

Version 2.5.2

  • We now sanitize the parameters passed to the package managers. We also added a flag, --disable-parameter-sanitization (and a config parameter), in case you would like to disable this feature.

  • Added a flag, --logs-path, for passing the logs directory name in the CLI command (in addition to existing support for setting it in the config file).

  • For container scans, we added a flag, --containers-cache-path (and a config parameter), for setting the path to the directory where the container images cache is written.

  • For CocoaPods, fixed the error that caused the scan to fail when the lock file parse failed for a dependency.

Nexus Plugin

We released version 1.1.6 of the Checkmarx SCA Nexus plugin.

In this version, we fixed a bug in custom tasks for repository groups.

This is a free tool for running Checkmarx SCA scans in Nexus. Learn more

Warning

It is important to update to the new version, since the old version uses an outdated SCA database.

Download Links

Download latest version:

https://sca-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/nexus-plugin/latest/sca-nexus-plugin.zip

sha256 checksum - https://sca-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/nexus-plugin/latest/sca-nexus-plugin.zip.sha256sum

Download version 1.1.6:

https://sca-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/nexus-plugin/1.1.6/sca-nexus-plugin.zip

sha256 checksum - https://sca-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/nexus-plugin/1.1.6/sca-nexus-plugin.zip.sha256sum