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== News and Events ==
* [16 Apr 2019] v3.4.1 Released
* [22 Dec 2018] v3.4.0 Released
* [22 Dec 2018] v3.4.0 Released
* [13 Nov 2018] v3.3.1 Released  
* [13 Nov 2018] v3.3.1 Released  

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OWASP Dependency-Track

Modern applications leverage the availability of existing components for use as building blocks in application development. By using existing components, organizations can dramatically decrease time-to-market. Reusing existing components however, comes at a cost. Organizations that build on top of existing components assume risk for software they did not create. Vulnerabilities in third-party components are inherited by all applications that use those components. The OWASP Top Ten (2013 and 2017) both recognize the risk of using components with known vulnerabilities.

Dependency-Track is a Software Composition Analysis (SCA) platform that keeps track of all third-party components used in all the applications an organization creates or consumes. It integrates with multiple vulnerability databases including the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), NPM Public Advisories, Sonatype OSS Index, and VulnDB from Risk Based Security. Dependency-Track monitors all applications in its portfolio in order to proactively identify vulnerabilities in components that are placing your applications at risk. Use of Dependency-Track can play a vital role in an overall Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) program by fulfilling many of the recommendations laid out by SAFECode.

Dependency-Track is designed to be used in an automated DevOps environment where BoM (bill-of-material) formats are automatically ingested during CI/CD. Use of the Dependency-Track Jenkins Plugin is highly recommended for this purpose and is well suited for use in Jenkins Pipeline. In such an environment, Dependency-Track enables your DevOps teams to accelerate while still keeping tabs on component usage and any inherited risk.

Dependency-Track can also be used to monitor vulnerabilities in COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) software.



  • Increases visibility into the use of vulnerable and outdated components
  • Flexible data model supporting an unlimited number of projects and components
  • Tracks vulnerabilities and inherited risk
    • by component
    • by project
    • across entire portfolio
  • Tracks usage of out-of-date components
  • Includes a comprehensive auditing workflow for triaging results
  • Configurable notifications supporting Slack, Microsoft Teams, Webhooks, and Email
  • Supports standardized SPDX license ID’s and tracks license use by component
  • Supports CycloneDX and SPDX bill-of-material formats and Dependency-Check XML
  • Easy to read metrics for components, projects, and portfolio
  • Provides a reliable mirror of the NVD data feed
  • API-first design facilitates easy integration with other systems
  • API documentation available in Swagger 2.0 (OpenAPI 3 support coming soon)
  • Supports internally managed users, Active Directory/LDAP, and API Keys
  • Simple to install and configure. Get up and running in just a few minutes


Dependency-Track supports the following three deployment options:

  • Executable WAR
  • Conventional WAR
  • Docker container


OWASP Dependency-Track is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.


Quick Download

Ready-to-deploy distributions are available from the Dependency-Track website

News and Events

  • [16 Apr 2019] v3.4.1 Released
  • [22 Dec 2018] v3.4.0 Released
  • [13 Nov 2018] v3.3.1 Released
  • [25 Oct 2018] v3.3.0 Released
  • [02 Oct 2018] v3.2.2 Released
  • [21 Sep 2018] v3.2.1 Released
  • [06 Sep 2018] v3.2.0 Released
  • [19 Jun 2018] v3.1.0 Released
  • [02 May 2018] v3.0.4 Released
  • [13 Apr 2018] v3.0.3 Released
  • [30 Mar 2018] v3.0.2 Released
  • [27 Mar 2018] v3.0.1 Released
  • [26 Mar 2018] v3.0.0 Released
  • [08 Oct 2017] v3.0 Updates to community
  • [16 Jun 2017] Presentation at OWASP Summit 2017
  • [10 Dec 2016] Work begins on v3.0


OWASP Dependency-Track Channel (YouTube)

AppSec Podcast (S03E13)


Dependency-Track Documentation

Project Leader

Steve Springett

Related Projects


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This project would not be possible without the existence of the OWASP_Dependency_Check project. Special thanks to Jeremy Long and the Dependency-Check core team for their hard work.

Dependency-Track Core Team


Dependency-Track is created by a worldwide group of volunteers who have dedicated their time, talent, or provided financial support to the project.

The project would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations that have helped move this project forward

OWASP Dependency-Track is an open source project, created by people who believe that the knowledge of using vulnerable components should be accessible to anyone with a desire to know. By supporting this project, you'll allow the team to outsource testing, infrastructure, further research and development efforts, and engage in outreach to various communities that would benefit from this technology.

Dependency-Track uses GitHub milestones to track roadmaps and future releases.

Feedback from the community is always encouraged. Tell us what you like, what needs to be improved, and what features would be beneficial to your organization.

Three ways to get involved:

  • GitHub Issues - Collaborate on open issues
  • Gitter - Chatroom built around GitHub
  • Slack - The Dependency-Track Slack channel

Pull requests are highly encouraged. No contribution is too small. Do you know how to create test cases? Help us out. Want to write (or correct) some docs? Yes please... All contributions are appreciated.

What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP Dependency Track Project (home page)
Purpose: OWASP Dependency-Track is an intelligent Software Composition Analysis (SCA) application that allows organizations to automatically ingest and identify third-party components and any inherited vulnerabilities from their use.
License: OWASP Dependency-Track v3.0 and higher is available under the Apache 2.0 license (allows commercial use). OWASP Dependency-Track v1.0 and v2.0 were available under the GNU GPL v3 License (allows commercial use, but requires that modifications to your code stay open source, thus prohibiting proprietary forks of your project)
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Steve Springett @
Project Contributor(s):
  • Jeremy Long @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact Steve Springett @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Steve Springett @ to review or sponsor this project
current release
Source code available on GitHub
last reviewed release
Not Yet Reviewed

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