Vulnerability export API

Caution: This API is in an alpha stage and considered unstable. The response payload may be subject to change or breakage across GitLab releases.

Every API call to vulnerability exports must be authenticated.

Create a project-level vulnerability export

Creates a new vulnerability export for a project.

Vulnerability export permissions inherit permissions from their project. If a project is private and a user isn’t a member of the project to which the vulnerability belongs, requests to that project return a 404 Not Found status code. Vulnerability exports can be only accessed by the export’s author.

If an authenticated user doesn’t have permission to create a new vulnerability, this request results in a 403 status code.

POST /security/projects/:id/vulnerability_exports
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer or string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project which the authenticated user is a member of
curl --header POST "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/vulnerability_exports"

The created vulnerability export is automatically deleted after 1 hour.

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "created_at": "2020-03-30T09:35:38.746Z",
  "project_id": 1,
  "group_id": null,
  "format": "csv",
  "status": "created",
  "started_at": null,
  "finished_at": null,
  "_links": {
    "self": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2",
    "download": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2/download"
  }
}

Create a group-level vulnerability export

Creates a new vulnerability export for a group.

Vulnerability export permissions inherit permissions from their group. If a group is private and a user isn’t a member of the group to which the vulnerability belongs, requests to that group return a 404 Not Found status code. Vulnerability exports can be only accessed by the export’s author.

If an authenticated user doesn’t have permission to create a new vulnerability, this request results in a 403 status code.

POST /security/groups/:id/vulnerability_exports
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer or string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group which the authenticated user is a member of
curl --header POST "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/groups/1/vulnerability_exports

The created vulnerability export is automatically deleted after 1 hour.

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "created_at": "2020-03-30T09:35:38.746Z",
  "project_id": null,
  "group_id": 1,
  "format": "csv",
  "status": "created",
  "started_at": null,
  "finished_at": null,
  "_links": {
    "self": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2",
    "download": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2/download"
  }
}

Create an instance-level vulnerability export

Creates a new vulnerability export for the projects of the user selected in the Security Dashboard.

POST /security/vulnerability_exports
curl --header POST "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports

The created vulnerability export is automatically deleted after one hour.

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "created_at": "2020-03-30T09:35:38.746Z",
  "project_id": null,
  "group_id": null,
  "format": "csv",
  "status": "created",
  "started_at": null,
  "finished_at": null,
  "_links": {
    "self": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2",
    "download": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2/download"
  }
}

Get single vulnerability export

Gets a single vulnerability export.

GET /security/vulnerability_exports/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer or string yes The vulnerability export’s ID
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2"

If the vulnerability export isn’t finished, the response is 202 Accepted.

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "created_at": "2020-03-30T09:35:38.746Z",
  "project_id": 1,
  "group_id": null,
  "format": "csv",
  "status": "finished",
  "started_at": "2020-03-30T09:36:54.469Z",
  "finished_at": "2020-03-30T09:36:55.008Z",
  "_links": {
    "self": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2",
    "download": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2/download"
  }
}

Download vulnerability export

Downloads a single vulnerability export.

GET /security/vulnerability_exports/:id/download
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer or string yes The vulnerability export’s ID
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/security/vulnerability_exports/2/download"

The response is 404 Not Found if the vulnerability export is not finished yet or was not found.

Example response:

Group Name,Project Name,Scanner Type,Scanner Name,Status,Vulnerability,Details,Additional Info,Severity,CVE,CWE,Other Identifiers
Gitlab.org,Defend,container_scanning,Clair,detected,CVE-2017-16997 in glibc,,CVE-2017-16997 in glibc,critical,CVE-2017-16997
Gitlab.org,Defend,container_scanning,Clair,detected,CVE-2017-18269 in glibc,,CVE-2017-18269 in glibc,critical,CVE-2017-18269
Gitlab.org,Defend,container_scanning,Clair,detected,CVE-2018-1000001 in glibc,,CVE-2018-1000001 in glibc,high,CVE-2018-1000001
Gitlab.org,Defend,container_scanning,Clair,detected,CVE-2016-10228 in glibc,,CVE-2016-10228 in glibc,medium,CVE-2016-10228
Gitlab.org,Defend,container_scanning,Clair,detected,CVE-2010-4052 in glibc,,CVE-2010-4052 in glibc,low,CVE-2010-4052
Gitlab.org,Defend,container_scanning,Clair,detected,CVE-2018-18520 in elfutils,,CVE-2018-18520 in elfutils,low,CVE-2018-18520
Gitlab.org,Defend,container_scanning,Clair,detected,CVE-2018-16869 in nettle,,CVE-2018-16869 in nettle,unknown,CVE-2018-16869,CWE-1
Gitlab.org,Defend,dependency_scanning,Gemnasium,detected,Regular Expression Denial of Service in debug,,Regular Expression Denial of Service in debug,unknown,CVE-2021-1234,CWE-2,"""yarn.lock:debug:gemnasium:37283ed4-0380-40d7-ada7-2d994afcc62a"""
Gitlab.org,Defend,dependency_scanning,Gemnasium,detected,Authentication bypass via incorrect DOM traversal and canonicalization in saml2-js,,Authentication bypass via incorrect DOM traversal and canonicalization in saml2-js,unknown,,,"""yarn.lock:saml2-js:gemnasium:9952e574-7b5b-46fa-a270-aeb694198a98"""
Gitlab.org,Defend,sast,Find Security Bugs,detected,Predictable pseudorandom number generator,,Predictable pseudorandom number generator,medium,,,"""818bf5dacb291e15d9e6dc3c5ac32178:PREDICTABLE_RANDOM:src/main/java/com/gitlab/security_products/tests/App.java:47"""
Gitlab.org,Defend,sast,Find Security Bugs,detected,Cipher with no integrity,,Cipher with no integrity,medium,,,"""e6449b89335daf53c0db4c0219bc1634:CIPHER_INTEGRITY:src/main/java/com/gitlab/security_products/tests/App.java:29"""
Gitlab.org,Defend,sast,Find Security Bugs,detected,Predictable pseudorandom number generator,,Predictable pseudorandom number generator,medium,,,"""e8ff1d01f74cd372f78da8f5247d3e73:PREDICTABLE_RANDOM:src/main/java/com/gitlab/security_products/tests/App.java:41"""
Gitlab.org,Defend,sast,Find Security Bugs,detected,ECB mode is insecure,,ECB mode is insecure,medium,,,"""ea0f905fc76f2739d5f10a1fd1e37a10:ECB_MODE:src/main/java/com/gitlab/security_products/tests/App.java:29"""