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The OWASP dependency-check-gradle plugin provides monitoring of the projects dependent libraries; creating a report of known vulnerable components that are included in the build.

It is important to understand that the first time this task is executed it may take 5-20 minutes as it downloads and processes the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) hosted by NIST:

After the first batch download, as long as the plugin is executed at least once every seven days the update will only take a few seconds.

Quick Start

Step 1, Apply dependency-check-gradle plugin

Install from Maven central repo

buildscript {
    repositories {
    dependencies {
        classpath 'org.owasp:dependency-check-gradle:7.3.2'

apply plugin: 'org.owasp.dependencycheck'

Step 2, Run the dependencyCheckAnalyze task

You can run dependency-check by executing:

./gradlew dependencyCheckAnalyze

The reports will be generated automatically under ${buildDir}/reports folder.

Task Configuration

The OWASP dependency-check-gradle plugin contains three tasks: dependencyCheckAnalyze, dependencyCheckAggregate, dependencyCheckUpdate, and dependencyCheckPurge. Please see each tasks configuration page for more information.

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Permission to modify and redistribute is granted under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license. See the [LICENSE.txt] license file for the full license.

Dependency-Check makes use of several other open source libraries. Please see the [NOTICE.txt] notices file for more information.