log4j_checker_beta VS syft

Compare log4j_checker_beta vs syft and see what are their differences.

log4j_checker_beta

a fast check, if your server could be vulnerable to CVE-2021-44228 (by rubo77)

syft

CLI tool and library for generating a Software Bill of Materials from container images and filesystems (by anchore)
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log4j_checker_beta syft
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258 3,412
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6.4 9.3
10 months ago 1 day ago
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The Unlicense Apache License 2.0
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log4j_checker_beta

Posts with mentions or reviews of log4j_checker_beta. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-29.
  • Q1 Safety & Security Report
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/redditsecurity | 29 Jun 2022
    Coordinating an effective response was challenging for most if not all of the organizations affected, and at Reddit we saw firsthand how amazing people will come together in a situation. Internally, we needed to work together across teams quickly, but this was also an internet-wide situation, so while we were working on things here, we were also seeing how the ecosystem itself was mobilized. For example, we were able to swiftly scale up our response by scouring public forums where others were dealing with these same issues, devoting personnel to understanding and implementing those learnings, and using ad-hoc scanning tools (e.g. a fleet-wide Ansible playbook execution of an rubo77's log4j checker and Anchore’s tool Syft) to ensure our reports were accurate. Thanks to our quick responders and collaboration with our colleagues across the industry, we were able to address the vulnerability while it was still just a bug to be patched, before it turned into something worse. It was inspiring to see how defenders connected with each other on Reddit (oh yeah, plenty of memes and threads were generated) and elsewhere on the internet, and we learned a lot both about how we might tune up our security capabilities & response processes, but also about how we might leverage community and connections to improve security across the industry. In addition, we continue to grow our internal community of folks protecting Reddit (btw, we’re hiring!) to scale up to meet the next challenge that comes our way.

syft

Posts with mentions or reviews of syft. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-02.
  • `cargo audit` can now scan compiled binaries
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 2 Nov 2022
    I think you can already do that using Syft.
  • Keeping up with dependencies like a boss
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 1 Nov 2022
    I'll continue relying on Anitya for the feed and syft/grype to build my SBOM and track vulnerabilities.
  • Wake-up call: why it's urgent to deal with your hardcoded credentials
    2 projects | dev.to | 30 Oct 2022
    Today corporations, open source projects, nonprofit foundations, and even governments are all trying to figure out how to improve the global software supply chain security. While these efforts are more than welcome, for the moment, there is hardly any straightforward way for organizations to improve on that front.
  • Implement DevSecOps to Secure your CI/CD pipeline
    54 projects | dev.to | 27 Sep 2022
    For example, let's see how the DevSecOps process can detect and prevent zero-day vulnerabilities like log4j. Using Syft tool, we can generate SBOM for our application code and pass this SBOM report to Grype which can detect these new vulnerabilities and report to us if there is any fix or patch available. As these steps are part of our CI/CD, we can alert our developers and security team to remediate this issue as soon as it is identified.
  • Ask HN: Open-source SBOM generation tools?
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Jul 2022
    Currently the best one I know of is https://github.com/anchore/syft. It finds most dependencies even within built artifacts.

    You can also check out the comments in https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32104805 - the release announcement of Salus (Microsoft)

  • Microsoft open sources Salus software bill of materials (SBOM) generation tool
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Jul 2022
    https://github.com/anchore/syft is an easier to use alternative. Just point it at a container image, path or archive and it will generate the SBOM for you.

    Salus seems to be more flexible - you can also feed the sources and the package manager files into it. I guess the results could be more accurate.

    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Jul 2022
  • Q1 Safety & Security Report
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/redditsecurity | 29 Jun 2022
    Coordinating an effective response was challenging for most if not all of the organizations affected, and at Reddit we saw firsthand how amazing people will come together in a situation. Internally, we needed to work together across teams quickly, but this was also an internet-wide situation, so while we were working on things here, we were also seeing how the ecosystem itself was mobilized. For example, we were able to swiftly scale up our response by scouring public forums where others were dealing with these same issues, devoting personnel to understanding and implementing those learnings, and using ad-hoc scanning tools (e.g. a fleet-wide Ansible playbook execution of an rubo77's log4j checker and Anchore’s tool Syft) to ensure our reports were accurate. Thanks to our quick responders and collaboration with our colleagues across the industry, we were able to address the vulnerability while it was still just a bug to be patched, before it turned into something worse. It was inspiring to see how defenders connected with each other on Reddit (oh yeah, plenty of memes and threads were generated) and elsewhere on the internet, and we learned a lot both about how we might tune up our security capabilities & response processes, but also about how we might leverage community and connections to improve security across the industry. In addition, we continue to grow our internal community of folks protecting Reddit (btw, we’re hiring!) to scale up to meet the next challenge that comes our way.
  • Container scanners not scan software not added by package manager
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 May 2022
    https://github.com/anchore/syft/issues/994
  • About Java Bytecode, native binaries & security (short Grype benchmark)
    3 projects | dev.to | 7 Apr 2022
    A vulnerability scanner for container images and filesystems. Easily install the binary to try it out. Works with Syft, the powerful SBOM (software bill of materials) tool for container images and filesystems.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing log4j_checker_beta and syft you can also consider the following projects:

trivy - Find vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, secrets, SBOM in containers, Kubernetes, code repositories, clouds and more

grype - A vulnerability scanner for container images and filesystems

clair - Vulnerability Static Analysis for Containers

falco - Cloud Native Runtime Security

lynis - Lynis - Security auditing tool for Linux, macOS, and UNIX-based systems. Assists with compliance testing (HIPAA/ISO27001/PCI DSS) and system hardening. Agentless, and installation optional.

kube-hunter - Hunt for security weaknesses in Kubernetes clusters

KubiScan - A tool to scan Kubernetes cluster for risky permissions

hadolint - Dockerfile linter, validate inline bash, written in Haskell

inspektor-gadget - Introspecting and debugging Kubernetes applications using eBPF "gadgets"

kubescape - Kubescape is a K8s open-source tool providing a multi-cloud K8s single pane of glass, including risk analysis, security compliance, RBAC visualizer and image vulnerabilities scanning.

udica - This repository contains a tool for generating SELinux security profiles for containers

sealed-secrets - A Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets