Skip to main content
The REST API is now versioned. For more information, see "About API versioning."

REST API endpoints for global security advisories

Use the REST API to view global security advisories.

List global security advisories

Lists all global security advisories that match the specified parameters. If no other parameters are defined, the request will return only GitHub-reviewed advisories that are not malware.

By default, all responses will exclude advisories for malware, because malware are not standard vulnerabilities. To list advisories for malware, you must include the type parameter in your request, with the value malware. For more information about the different types of security advisories, see "About the GitHub Advisory database."

Fine-grained access tokens for "List global security advisories"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List global security advisories"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
ghsa_id string

If specified, only advisories with this GHSA (GitHub Security Advisory) identifier will be returned.

type string

If specified, only advisories of this type will be returned. By default, a request with no other parameters defined will only return reviewed advisories that are not malware.

Default: reviewed

Can be one of: reviewed, malware, unreviewed

cve_id string

If specified, only advisories with this CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) identifier will be returned.

ecosystem string

If specified, only advisories for these ecosystems will be returned.

Can be one of: rubygems, npm, pip, maven, nuget, composer, go, rust, erlang, actions, pub, other, swift

severity string

If specified, only advisories with these severities will be returned.

Can be one of: unknown, low, medium, high, critical

cwes

If specified, only advisories with these Common Weakness Enumerations (CWEs) will be returned.

Example: cwes=79,284,22 or cwes[]=79&cwes[]=284&cwes[]=22

is_withdrawn boolean

Whether to only return advisories that have been withdrawn.

affects

If specified, only return advisories that affect any of package or package@version. A maximum of 1000 packages can be specified. If the query parameter causes the URL to exceed the maximum URL length supported by your client, you must specify fewer packages.

Example: affects=package1,package2@1.0.0,package3@^2.0.0 or affects[]=package1&affects[]=package2@1.0.0

published string

If specified, only return advisories that were published on a date or date range.

For more information on the syntax of the date range, see "Understanding the search syntax."

updated string

If specified, only return advisories that were updated on a date or date range.

For more information on the syntax of the date range, see "Understanding the search syntax."

modified string

If specified, only show advisories that were updated or published on a date or date range.

For more information on the syntax of the date range, see "Understanding the search syntax."

before string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for results before this cursor. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

after string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for results after this cursor. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

direction string

The direction to sort the results by.

Default: desc

Can be one of: asc, desc

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

sort string

The property to sort the results by.

Default: published

Can be one of: updated, published

HTTP response status codes for "List global security advisories"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

429

Too many requests

Code samples for "List global security advisories"

Request example

get/advisories
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/advisories

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 1, "ghsa_id": "GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "cve_id": "CVE-2050-00000", "url": "https://api.github.com/advisories/GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "html_url": "https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "repository_advisory_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/project/a-package/security-advisories/GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "summary": "Heartbleed security advisory", "description": "This bug allows an attacker to read portions of the affected server’s memory, potentially disclosing sensitive information.", "type": "reviewed", "severity": "high", "source_code_location": "https://github.com/project/a-package", "identifiers": [ { "type": "GHSA", "value": "GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh" }, { "type": "CVE", "value": "CVE-2050-00000" } ], "references": [ "https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2050-00000" ], "published_at": "2023-03-23T02:30:56Z", "updated_at": "2023-03-24T02:30:56Z", "github_reviewed_at": "2023-03-23T02:30:56Z", "nvd_published_at": "2023-03-25T02:30:56Z", "withdrawn_at": null, "vulnerabilities": [ { "package": { "ecosystem": "npm", "name": "a-package" }, "first_patched_version": "1.0.3", "vulnerable_version_range": "<=1.0.2", "vulnerable_functions": [ "a_function" ] } ], "cvss": { "vector_string": "CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H", "score": 7.6 }, "cwes": [ { "cwe_id": "CWE-400", "name": "Uncontrolled Resource Consumption" } ], "credits": [ { "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "type": "analyst" } ] } ]

Get a global security advisory

Gets a global security advisory using its GitHub Security Advisory (GHSA) identifier.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a global security advisory"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get a global security advisory"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ghsa_id string Required

The GHSA (GitHub Security Advisory) identifier of the advisory.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a global security advisory"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a global security advisory"

Request example

get/advisories/{ghsa_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/advisories/GHSA_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "ghsa_id": "GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "cve_id": "CVE-2050-00000", "url": "https://api.github.com/advisories/GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "html_url": "https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "repository_advisory_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/project/a-package/security-advisories/GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh", "summary": "A short summary of the advisory.", "description": "A detailed description of what the advisory entails.", "type": "reviewed", "severity": "high", "source_code_location": "https://github.com/project/a-package", "identifiers": [ { "type": "GHSA", "value": "GHSA-abcd-1234-efgh" }, { "type": "CVE", "value": "CVE-2050-00000" } ], "references": [ "https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2050-00000" ], "published_at": "2023-03-23T02:30:56Z", "updated_at": "2023-03-24T02:30:56Z", "github_reviewed_at": "2023-03-23T02:30:56Z", "nvd_published_at": "2023-03-25T02:30:56Z", "withdrawn_at": null, "vulnerabilities": [ { "package": { "ecosystem": "npm", "name": "a-package" }, "first_patched_version": "1.0.3", "vulnerable_version_range": "<=1.0.2", "vulnerable_functions": [ "a_function" ] } ], "cvss": { "vector_string": "CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H", "score": 7.6 }, "cwes": [ { "cwe_id": "CWE-400", "name": "Uncontrolled Resource Consumption" } ], "credits": [ { "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "type": "analyst" } ] }