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Clair

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Note: The master branch may be in an unstable or even broken state during development. Please use releases instead of the master branch in order to get stable binaries.

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Clair is an open source project for the static analysis of vulnerabilities in application containers (currently including appc and docker).

  1. In regular intervals, Clair ingests vulnerability metadata from a configured set of sources and stores it in the database.
  2. Clients use the Clair API to index their container images; this parses a list of installed source packages and stores them in the database.
  3. Clients use the Clair API to query the database; correlating data is done in real time, rather than a cached result that needs re-scanning.
  4. When updates to vulnerability metadata occur, a webhook containg the affected images can be configured to page or block deployments.

Our goal is to enable a more transparent view of the security of container-based infrastructure. Thus, the project was named Clair after the French term which translates to clear, bright, transparent.

When would I use Clair?

  • You've found an image by searching the internet and want to determine if it's safe enough for you to use in production.
  • You're regularly deploying into a containerized production environment and want operations to alert or block deployments on insecure software.

Documentation

Deploying Clair

Container Repositories

Clair is officially packaged and released as a container.

Commercially Supported

Clair is professionally supported as a data source for the Quay Security Scanning feature. The setup documentation for using Clair for this environment can be found on the Quay documentation on the CoreOS website. Be sure to adjust the version of the documentation to the version of Quay being used in your deployment.

Community Supported

NOTE: These instructions demonstrate running HEAD and not stable versions.

The following are community supported instructions to run Clair in a variety of ways. A database instance is required for all instructions.

Clair currently supports and tests against:

Kubernetes

If you don't have a local Kubernetes cluster already, check out minikube.

git clone https://github.com/coreos/clair
cd clair/contrib/k8s
kubectl create secret generic clairsecret --from-file=./config.yaml
kubectl create -f clair-kubernetes.yaml
Docker Compose
$ curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coreos/clair/master/docker-compose.yml -o $HOME/docker-compose.yml
$ mkdir $HOME/clair_config
$ curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coreos/clair/master/config.example.yaml -o $HOME/clair_config/config.yaml
$ $EDITOR $HOME/clair_config/config.yaml # Edit database source to be postgresql://postgres:password@postgres:5432?sslmode=disable
$ docker-compose -f $HOME/docker-compose.yml up -d

Docker Compose may start Clair before Postgres which will raise an error. If this error is raised, manually execute docker-compose start clair.

Docker
$ mkdir $PWD/clair_config
$ curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coreos/clair/master/config.example.yaml -o $PWD/clair_config/config.yaml
$ docker run -d -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD="" -p 5432:5432 postgres:9.6
$ docker run -d -p 6060-6061:6060-6061 -v $PWD/clair_config:/config quay.io/coreos/clair-git:latest -config=/config/config.yaml
Source

To build Clair, you need to latest stable version of Go and a working Go environment. In addition, Clair requires some additional binaries be installed on the system $PATH as runtime dependencies:

$ go get github.com/coreos/clair
$ go install github.com/coreos/clair/cmd/clair
$ $EDITOR config.yaml # Add the URI for your postgres database
$ ./$GOPATH/bin/clair -config=config.yaml

Frequently Asked Questions

Who's using Clair?

You can find production users and third party integrations documented in their respective pages of the local documentation.

What do you mean by static analysis?

There are two major ways to perform analysis of programs: Static Analysis and Dynamic Analysis. Clair has been designed to perform static analysis; containers never need to be executed. Rather, the filesystem of the container image is inspected and features are indexed into a database. By indexing the features of an image into the database, images only need to be rescanned when new detectors are added.

What data sources does Clair currently support?
Data Source Data Collected Format License
Debian Security Bug Tracker Debian 6, 7, 8, unstable namespaces dpkg Debian
Ubuntu CVE Tracker Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 namespaces dpkg GPLv2
Red Hat Security Data CentOS 5, 6, 7 namespaces rpm CVRF
Oracle Linux Security Data Oracle Linux 5, 6, 7 namespaces rpm CVRF
Amazon Linux Security Advisories Amazon Linux 2018.03, 2 namespaces rpm MIT-0
Alpine SecDB Alpine 3.3, Alpine 3.4, Alpine 3.5 namespaces apk MIT
NIST NVD Generic Vulnerability Metadata N/A Public Domain
What do most deployments look like?

From a high-level, most deployments integrate with the registry workflow rather than manual API usage by a human. They typically take up a form similar to the following diagram:

Simple Clair Diagram

I just started up Clair and nothing appears to be working, what's the deal?

During the first run, Clair will bootstrap its database with vulnerability data from the configured data sources. It can take several minutes before the database has been fully populated, but once this data is stored in the database, subsequent updates will take far less time.

What terminology do I need to understand to work with Clair internals?
  • Image - a tarball of the contents of a container
  • Layer - an appc or Docker image that may or may not be dependent on another image
  • Feature - anything that when present could be an indication of a vulnerability (e.g. the presence of a file or an installed software package)
  • Feature Namespace - a context around features and vulnerabilities (e.g. an operating system)
  • Vulnerability Updater - a Go package that tracks upstream vulnerability data and imports them into Clair
  • Vulnerability Metadata Appender - a Go package that tracks upstream vulnerability metadata and appends them into vulnerabilities managed by Clair
How can I customize Clair?

The major components of Clair are all programmatically extensible in the same way Go's standard database/sql package is extensible. Everything extensible is located in the ext directory.

Custom behavior can be accomplished by creating a package that contains a type that implements an interface declared in Clair and registering that interface in init(). To expose the new behavior, unqualified imports to the package must be added in your own custom main.go, which should then start Clair using Boot(*config.Config).

Are there any public presentations on Clair?
  • Clair: The Container Image Security Analyzer @ ContainerDays Boston 2016 - Event Video Slides
  • Identifying Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures in Containers with Clair @ CoreOS Fest 2016 - Event Video Slides
  • Clair: A Container Image Security Analyzer @ Microservices NYC - Event Video Slides
  • Clair: A Container Image Security Analyzer @ Container Orchestration NYC - Event Video Slides

Documentation

Index

Constants

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const (
	// Version (integer) represents the worker version.
	// Increased each time the engine changes.
	Version = 3
)

Variables

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var (
	// ErrUnsupported is the error that should be raised when an OS or package
	// manager is not supported.
	ErrUnsupported = commonerr.NewBadRequestError("worker: OS and/or package manager are not supported")

	// ErrParentUnknown is the error that should be raised when a parent layer
	// has yet to be processed for the current layer.
	ErrParentUnknown = commonerr.NewBadRequestError("worker: parent layer is unknown, it must be processed first")
)

Functions

func ProcessLayer

func ProcessLayer(datastore database.Datastore, imageFormat, name, parentName, path string, headers map[string]string) error

ProcessLayer detects the Namespace of a layer, the features it adds/removes, and then stores everything in the database.

TODO(Quentin-M): We could have a goroutine that looks for layers that have been analyzed with an older engine version and that processes them.

func RunNotifier

func RunNotifier(config *notification.Config, datastore database.Datastore, stopper *stopper.Stopper)

RunNotifier begins a process that checks for new notifications that should be sent out to third parties.

func RunUpdater

func RunUpdater(config *UpdaterConfig, datastore database.Datastore, st *stopper.Stopper)

RunUpdater begins a process that updates the vulnerability database at regular intervals.

Types

type UpdaterConfig

type UpdaterConfig struct {
	Interval time.Duration
}

UpdaterConfig is the configuration for the Updater service.

Directories

Path Synopsis
api
v1
Package v1 implements the first version of the Clair API.
Package v1 implements the first version of the Clair API.
cmd
Package database defines the Clair's models and a common interface for database implementations.
Package database defines the Clair's models and a common interface for database implementations.
pgsql
Package pgsql implements database.Datastore with PostgreSQL.
Package pgsql implements database.Datastore with PostgreSQL.
pgsql/migrations
Package migrations regroups every migrations available to the pgsql database backend.
Package migrations regroups every migrations available to the pgsql database backend.
ext
featurefmt
Package featurefmt exposes functions to dynamically register methods for determining the features present in an image layer.
Package featurefmt exposes functions to dynamically register methods for determining the features present in an image layer.
featurefmt/apk
Package apk implements a featurefmt.Lister for APK packages.
Package apk implements a featurefmt.Lister for APK packages.
featurefmt/dpkg
Package dpkg implements a featurefmt.Lister for dpkg packages.
Package dpkg implements a featurefmt.Lister for dpkg packages.
featurefmt/rpm
Package rpm implements a featurefmt.Lister for rpm packages.
Package rpm implements a featurefmt.Lister for rpm packages.
featurens
Package featurens exposes functions to dynamically register methods for determining a namespace for features present in an image layer.
Package featurens exposes functions to dynamically register methods for determining a namespace for features present in an image layer.
featurens/alpinerelease
Package alpinerelease implements a featurens.Detector for Alpine Linux based container image layers.
Package alpinerelease implements a featurens.Detector for Alpine Linux based container image layers.
featurens/aptsources
Package aptsources implements a featurens.Detector for apt based container image layers.
Package aptsources implements a featurens.Detector for apt based container image layers.
featurens/lsbrelease
Package lsbrelease implements a featurens.Detector for container image layers containing an lsb-release file.
Package lsbrelease implements a featurens.Detector for container image layers containing an lsb-release file.
featurens/osrelease
Package osrelease implements a featurens.Detector for container image layers containing an os-release file.
Package osrelease implements a featurens.Detector for container image layers containing an os-release file.
featurens/redhatrelease
Package redhatrelease implements a featurens.Detector for container image layers containing an redhat-release-like files.
Package redhatrelease implements a featurens.Detector for container image layers containing an redhat-release-like files.
imagefmt
Package imagefmt exposes functions to dynamically register methods to detect different types of container image formats.
Package imagefmt exposes functions to dynamically register methods to detect different types of container image formats.
imagefmt/aci
Package aci implements an imagefmt.Extractor for appc formatted container image layers.
Package aci implements an imagefmt.Extractor for appc formatted container image layers.
imagefmt/docker
Package docker implements an imagefmt.Extractor for docker formatted container image layers.
Package docker implements an imagefmt.Extractor for docker formatted container image layers.
notification
Package notification exposes functions to dynamically register methods to deliver notifications from the Clair database.
Package notification exposes functions to dynamically register methods to deliver notifications from the Clair database.
notification/webhook
Package webhook implements a notification sender for HTTP JSON webhooks.
Package webhook implements a notification sender for HTTP JSON webhooks.
versionfmt
Package versionfmt exposes functions to dynamically register formats used to parse Feature Versions.
Package versionfmt exposes functions to dynamically register formats used to parse Feature Versions.
versionfmt/dpkg
Package dpkg implements a versionfmt.Parser for version numbers used in dpkg based software packages.
Package dpkg implements a versionfmt.Parser for version numbers used in dpkg based software packages.
versionfmt/rpm
Package rpm implements a versionfmt.Parser for version numbers used in rpm based software packages.
Package rpm implements a versionfmt.Parser for version numbers used in rpm based software packages.
vulnmdsrc
Package vulnmdsrc exposes functions to dynamically register vulnerability metadata sources used to update a Clair database.
Package vulnmdsrc exposes functions to dynamically register vulnerability metadata sources used to update a Clair database.
vulnmdsrc/nvd
Package nvd implements a vulnerability metadata appender using the NIST NVD database.
Package nvd implements a vulnerability metadata appender using the NIST NVD database.
vulnsrc
Package vulnsrc exposes functions to dynamically register vulnerability sources used to update a Clair database.
Package vulnsrc exposes functions to dynamically register vulnerability sources used to update a Clair database.
vulnsrc/alpine
Package alpine implements a vulnerability source updater using the alpine-secdb git repository.
Package alpine implements a vulnerability source updater using the alpine-secdb git repository.
vulnsrc/amzn
Package amzn implements a vulnerability source updater using ALAS (Amazon Linux Security Advisories).
Package amzn implements a vulnerability source updater using ALAS (Amazon Linux Security Advisories).
vulnsrc/debian
Package debian implements a vulnerability source updater using the Debian Security Tracker.
Package debian implements a vulnerability source updater using the Debian Security Tracker.
vulnsrc/oracle
Package oracle implements a vulnerability source updater using the Oracle Linux OVAL Database.
Package oracle implements a vulnerability source updater using the Oracle Linux OVAL Database.
vulnsrc/rhel
Package rhel implements a vulnerability source updater using the Red Hat Linux OVAL Database.
Package rhel implements a vulnerability source updater using the Red Hat Linux OVAL Database.
vulnsrc/ubuntu
Package ubuntu implements a vulnerability source updater using the Ubuntu CVE Tracker.
Package ubuntu implements a vulnerability source updater using the Ubuntu CVE Tracker.
pkg
commonerr
Package commonerr defines reusable error types common throughout the Clair codebase.
Package commonerr defines reusable error types common throughout the Clair codebase.
httputil
Package httputil implements common HTTP functionality used throughout the Clair codebase.
Package httputil implements common HTTP functionality used throughout the Clair codebase.
tarutil
Package tarutil implements some tar utility functions.
Package tarutil implements some tar utility functions.
timeutil
Package timeutil provides time utility functions.
Package timeutil provides time utility functions.

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