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OWASP Dependency Check Lab

This lab allows the student to run the OWASP Dependency Check against the webgoat .jar file from the Linux command line. The Dependency Check is run from a Docker Container. After the run the output is reviewed and methods for use of these reports by production monitoring applications is also covered. This is an example of a SAST test method for both build-time and run-time use.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Nov 14, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Run the shell script

    This shell script uses a wget command to pull the webgoat .jar file down for scanning on the EC2 instance.

    $ sh
  2. Challenge

    Run the shell script as Super User

    This shell script will run the OWASP Dependency Check program and scan the .jar file brought down from The script uses docker to run the program, and a 'sudo' must proceed the execution of this script because cloud_user is not in the docker group.

    $ sudo sh
  3. Challenge

    Copy the HTML reports produced to the Apache Web Server root Directory

    The student runs the script to copy the report output to the /var/www/html directory so that it can be viewed through a browser.

    The 'sudo' command is needed for this because the destination directory does not grant write permission to the cloud_user user.

    $ sudo sh

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