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Managing code scanning alerts for your repository

From the security view, you can view, fix, or dismiss alerts for potential vulnerabilities or errors in your project's code.

If you have write permission to a repository you can manage 代码扫描 alerts for that repository.

代码扫描 适用于所有公共仓库以及启用了 GitHub Advanced Security 的组织拥有的私有仓库。 更多信息请参阅“关于 GitHub Advanced Security”。

Viewing the alerts for a repository

Anyone with read permission for a repository can see 代码扫描 annotations on pull requests. For more information, see "Triaging 代码扫描 alerts in pull requests."

You need write permission to view a summary of all the alerts for a repository on the Security tab.

By default, the code scanning alerts page is filtered to show alerts for the default branch of the repository only.

  1. 在 GitHub.com 上,导航到仓库的主页面。

  2. 在仓库名称下,单击 Security(安全)Security 选项卡

  3. 在左侧边栏中,单击 Code scanning alerts(代码扫描警报)"Code scanning alerts(代码扫描警报)" 选项卡

  4. Optionally, use the free text search box or the drop-down menus to filter alerts. For example, you can filter by the tool that was used to identify alerts. Filter by tool

  5. 在 "代码扫描" 下,单击要探索的警报。

    Summary of alerts

    The status and details on the alert page only reflect the state of the alert on the default branch of the repository, even if the alert exists in other branches. You can see the status of the alert on non-default branches in the Affected branches section on the right-hand side of the alert page. If an alert doesn't exist in the default branch, the status of the alert will display as "in pull request" or "in branch" and will be colored grey. The "Affected branches" section in an alert

  6. Optionally, if the alert highlights a problem with data flow, click Show paths to display the path from the data source to the sink where it's used.

    The "Show paths" link on an alert

  7. Alerts from CodeQL analysis include a description of the problem. Click Show more for guidance on how to fix your code. Details for an alert

For more information, see "About 代码扫描 alerts."

Note: For 代码扫描 analysis with CodeQL, you can see information about the latest run in a header at the top of the list of 代码扫描 alerts for the repository.

For example, you can see when the last scan ran, the number of lines of code analyzed compared to the total number of lines of code in your repository, and the total number of alerts that were generated. UI banner

Filtering 代码扫描 alerts

You can filter the alerts shown in the 代码扫描 alerts view. This is useful if there are many alerts as you can focus on a particular type of alert. There are some predefined filters and a range of keywords that you can use to refine the list of alerts displayed.

  • To use a predefined filter, click Filters, or a filter shown in the header of the list of alerts, and choose a filter from the drop-down list. Predefined filters
  • To use a keyword, either type directly in the filters text box, or:
    1. Click in the filters text box to show a list of all available filter keywords.
    2. Click the keyword you want to use and then choose a value from the drop-down list. Keyword filters list

The benefit of using keyword filters is that only values with results are shown in the drop-down lists. This makes it easy to avoid setting filters that find no results.

If you enter multiple filters, the view will show alerts matching all these filters. For example, is:closed severity:high branch:main will only display closed high-severity alerts that are present on the main branch. The exception is filters relating to refs (ref, branch and pr): is:open branch:main branch:next will show you open alerts from both the main branch and the next branch.

Please note that if you have filtered for alerts on a non-default branch, but the same alerts exist on the default branch, the alert page for any given alert will still only reflect the alert's status on the default branch, even if that status conflicts with the status on a non-default branch. For example, an alert that appears in the "Open" list in the summary of alerts for branch-x could show a status of "Fixed" on the alert page, if the alert is already fixed on the default branch. You can view the status of the alert for the branch you filtered on in the Affected branches section on the right side of the alert page.

You can prefix the tag filter with - to exclude results with that tag. For example, -tag:style only shows alerts that do not have the style tag and -tag:experimental will omit all experimental alerts. For more information, see "About 代码扫描 alerts."

Restricting results to application code only

You can use the "Only alerts in application code" filter or autofilter:true keyword and value to restrict results to alerts in application code. See "About labels for alerts not in application code" above for more information about the types of code that are not application code.

Searching 代码扫描 alerts

You can search the list of alerts. This is useful if there is a large number of alerts in your repository, or if you don't know the exact name for an alert for example. GitHub Enterprise Cloud performs the free text search across:

  • The name of the alert

  • The alert details (this also includes the information hidden from view by default in the Show more collapsible section)

    The alert information used in searches

Supported searchSyntax exampleResults
Single word searchinjectionReturns all the alerts containing the word injection
Multiple word searchsql injectionReturns all the alerts containing sql or injection
Exact match search
(use double quotes)
"sql injection"Returns all the alerts containing the exact phrase sql injection
OR searchsql OR injectionReturns all the alerts containing sql or injection
AND searchsql AND injectionReturns all the alerts containing both words sql and injection

Tips:

  • The multiple word search is equivalent to an OR search.
  • The AND search will return results where the search terms are found anywhere, in any order in the alert name or details.
  1. 在 GitHub.com 上,导航到仓库的主页面。
  2. 在仓库名称下,单击 Security(安全)Security 选项卡
  3. 在左侧边栏中,单击 Code scanning alerts(代码扫描警报)"Code scanning alerts(代码扫描警报)" 选项卡
  4. To the right of the Filters drop-down menus, type the keywords to search for in the free text search box. The free text search box
  5. Press return. The alert listing will contain the open 代码扫描 alerts matching your search criteria.

Tracking 代码扫描 alerts in issues

Note: The tracking of 代码扫描 alerts in issues is in beta and subject to change.

This feature supports running analysis natively using GitHub Actions or externally using existing CI/CD infrastructure, as well as third-party 代码扫描 tools, but not third-party tracking tools.

代码扫描 alerts integrate with task lists in GitHub Issues to make it easy for you to prioritize and track alerts with all your development work. 有关议题的更多信息,请参阅“关于议题”。

To track a code scanning alert in an issue, add the URL for the alert as a task list item in the issue. For more information about task lists, see "About tasks lists."

For more information about creating issues to track 代码扫描 alerts, see "Tracking 代码扫描 alerts in issues using task lists."

Fixing an alert

Anyone with write permission for a repository can fix an alert by committing a correction to the code. If the repository has 代码扫描 scheduled to run on pull requests, it's best to raise a pull request with your correction. This will trigger 代码扫描 analysis of the changes and test that your fix doesn't introduce any new problems. For more information, see "Configuring 代码扫描" and "Triaging 代码扫描 alerts in pull requests."

If you have write permission for a repository, you can view fixed alerts by viewing the summary of alerts and clicking Closed. For more information, see "Viewing the alerts for a repository." The "Closed" list shows fixed alerts and alerts that users have dismissed.

You can use the free text search or the filters to display a subset of alerts and then in turn mark all matching alerts as closed.

Alerts may be fixed in one branch but not in another. You can use the "Branch" filter, on the summary of alerts, to check whether an alert is fixed in a particular branch.

Filtering alerts by branch

Please note that if you have filtered for alerts on a non-default branch, but the same alerts exist on the default branch, the alert page for any given alert will still only reflect the alert's status on the default branch, even if that status conflicts with the status on a non-default branch. For example, an alert that appears in the "Open" list in the summary of alerts for branch-x could show a status of "Fixed" on the alert page, if the alert is already fixed on the default branch. You can view the status of the alert for the branch you filtered on in the Affected branches section on the right side of the alert page.

Note: If you run code scanning using multiple configurations, then sometimes an alert will have multiple analysis origins. Unless you run all configurations regularly, you may see alerts that are fixed in one analysis origin but not in another. For more information, see "About analysis origins."

Dismissing alerts

There are two ways of closing an alert. You can fix the problem in the code, or you can dismiss the alert.

Dismissing an alert is a way of closing an alert that you don't think needs to be fixed. 例如,仅用于测试的代码中有错误,或者修复错误的工作超过改进代码的潜在益处。 You can dismiss alerts from 代码扫描 annotations in code, or from the summary list within the Security tab.

When you dismiss an alert:

  • It's dismissed in all branches.
  • The alert is removed from the number of current alerts for your project.
  • The alert is moved to the "Closed" list in the summary of alerts, from where you can reopen it, if required.
  • The reason why you closed the alert is recorded.
  • Next time 代码扫描 runs, the same code won't generate an alert.

To dismiss alerts:

  1. 在 GitHub.com 上,导航到仓库的主页面。

  2. 在仓库名称下,单击 Security(安全)Security 选项卡

  3. 在左侧边栏中,单击 Code scanning alerts(代码扫描警报)"Code scanning alerts(代码扫描警报)" 选项卡

  4. If you want to dismiss an alert, it's important to explore the alert first, so that you can choose the correct dismissal reason. Click the alert you'd like to explore.

    Open an alert from the summary list

  5. Review the alert, then click Dismiss and choose a reason for closing the alert. Choosing a reason for dismissing an alert

    从下拉菜单中选择合适的原因很重要,因为这可能会影响到是否继续将查询纳入未来的分析。

    如果将 CodeQL 警报作为误报予以忽略,例如,因为代码使用不受支持的净化库,则考虑参与 CodeQL 仓库并改进分析。 有关 CodeQL 的更多信息,请参阅“参与 CodeQL”。

Dismissing multiple alerts at once

If a project has multiple alerts that you want to dismiss for the same reason, you can bulk dismiss them from the summary of alerts. Typically, you'll want to filter the list and then dismiss all of the matching alerts. For example, you might want to dismiss all of the current alerts in the project that have been tagged for a particular Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) vulnerability.

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