Gosec is a great tool to run our Go code and ensure that we have no security issues. To keep the post short, I won't explain the security issues, my focus will be to show you how to run the tool. Maybe in the future, I can write about the issues, right now if you want to understand more, please read this post
gosec - Golang Security Checker
Inspects source code for security problems by scanning the Go AST.
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# binary will be $GOPATH/bin/gosec curl -sfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/securego/gosec/master/install.sh | sh -s -- -b $GOPATH/bin vX.Y.Z # or install it into ./bin/ curl -sfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/securego/gosec/master/install.sh | sh -s vX.Y.Z # In alpine linux (as it does not come with curl by default) wget -O - -q https://raw.githubusercontent.com/securego/gosec/master/install.sh | sh -s vX.Y.Z # If you want to use the checksums provided on the "Releases" page # then you will have to download a tar.gz file for your operating system instead of a binary file wget https://github.com/securego/gosec/releases/download/vX.Y.Z/gosec_vX.Y.Z_OS.tar.gz # The file will be in the current folder where you run…
You can run the tool using a binary or using Docker. I'll show both cases to you.
Using binary you need to run into your root directory:
Using docker, it needs more config, but it works well. In the readme the command is securego/gosec ./..., it didn't work to me, so I replaced ./... to projet-path
docker run -it -v $GOPATH/src/<YOUR PROJECT PATH>:/go/src/<YOUR PROJECT PATH> securego/gosec $GOPATH/src/<YOUR PROJECT PATH>
Even if you use go module, you need to use this format to run the tool.
that's all folks, I hope it can be useful to you =)