Standalone Vulnerability pages

Each security vulnerability in the Security Dashboard has its own standalone page.

Standalone vulnerability page

On the standalone vulnerability page, you can interact with the vulnerability in several different ways:

  • Change the Vulnerability Status - You can change the status of a vulnerability to Detected, Confirmed, Dismissed, or Resolved.
  • Create issue - Create a new issue with the title and description pre-populated with information from the vulnerability report. By default, such issues are confidential.
  • Solution - For some vulnerabilities, a solution is provided for how to fix the vulnerability.

Changing vulnerability status

You can switch the status of a vulnerability using the Status dropdown to one of the following values:

Status Description
Detected The default state for a newly discovered vulnerability
Confirmed A user has seen this vulnerability and confirmed it to be real
Dismissed A user has seen this vulnerability and dismissed it
Resolved The vulnerability has been fixed and is no longer in the codebase

Creating an issue for a vulnerability

You can create an issue for a vulnerability by selecting the Create issue button.

This creates a confidential issue in the project the vulnerability came from, and pre-populates it with useful information from the vulnerability report. After the issue is created, GitLab redirects you to the issue page so you can edit, assign, or comment on the issue.

Automatic remediation solutions for vulnerabilities

You can fix some vulnerabilities by applying the solution that GitLab automatically generates for you. GitLab supports the following scanners:

When an automatic solution is available, the button in the header will show “Resolve with merge request”:

Resolve with Merge Request button

Selecting the button will create a merge request with the automatic solution.

Manually applying a suggested patch

To manually apply the patch that was generated by GitLab for a vulnerability, select the dropdown arrow on the “Resolve with merge request” button, then select the “Download patch to resolve” option:

Resolve with Merge Request button dropdown

This will change the button text to “Download patch to resolve”. Click on it to download the patch:

Download patch button