We have Azure devops agent on we have built it on Ubuntu 22.04 but it shows vulnerability

Bhasin Deepak (SX/BSV-IF1) 0 Reputation points

We have Azure devops agent on we have built it on Ubuntu 22.04 but it shows vulnerability in Microsoft defender how can we update for example go-getter package in Docker file or base image package upgrade not possible.

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  1. Nelson Mari 0 Reputation points

    When it comes to addressing vulnerabilities identified by Microsoft Defender on your Azure DevOps agent running Ubuntu 22.04, there are a few approaches you can take:

    • Update the Base Image: If the vulnerability is present in the base image you're using for your Docker container, you can try updating to a newer version of the base image. For example, if you're using an older version of the official Ubuntu image, you can switch to a more recent version.
    • Update Packages Within the Container: Even if you can't update the base image itself, you may be able to update specific packages within the container. For example, you can add a step in your Dockerfile to run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade to fetch the latest package updates and install them.
    • Rebuild From an Updated Base Image: If the vulnerability is in a package that cannot be updated within the container, you may need to HP® Store rebuild your Docker image from a base image that has the updated package. This could involve finding a different base image or creating your own base image with the updated package.
    • Apply Mitigations or Workarounds: In some cases, it may not be possible to update the vulnerable package directly. In such scenarios, you can explore mitigations or workarounds recommended by the package maintainers or security advisories.

    Regarding the specific case of the go-getter package, since it's a Go package, updating it within the Docker container may not be straightforward. Here are a few options you can consider:

    1. Update the Go Version: If the vulnerability is present in an older version of Go, you can try updating to a newer version of Go that includes the fixed version of go-getter.
    2. Vendor the Dependency: Instead of relying on the go-getter package from the external source, you can vendor (include) the fixed version of the package in your Go project and use that vendored version in your Docker image.
    3. Use a Different Dependency: If possible, you can consider using an alternative package that provides similar functionality but doesn't have the identified vulnerability.

    It's important to carefully review the vulnerability details, severity, and potential impact before deciding the best course of action. Additionally, ensure that any changes you make don't break your existing workflows or introduce new issues.

    If you're still facing challenges after trying these approaches, you may want to consult with your organization's security team or seek additional support from the Azure DevOps or Ubuntu communities.

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  2. Bhasin Deepak (SX/BSV-IF1) 0 Reputation points

    @Nelson Mari i cant see your answer have you removed ?

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