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OWASP dependency-check is an open source tool that scans Java and .NET projects and identifies the use of known vulnerable components. Parasoft OWASP Dependency Check Pack reads the results the OWASP dependency-check tool and performs the following actions:

Vulnerabilities are reported in DTP as violations of the OWASP Top 10 2013 entry: A9 Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities guideline. When the OWASP Dependency Check Pack data is merged with code analysis results from Parasoft Jtest or dotTEST, you are able to fully implement an OWASP security compliance initiative.   


Oracle Java Runtime 8 or higher


The OWASP Dependency Check Pack is shipped with the Parasoft Security Bundle.

  1. Extract the contents of the security-bundle-<version>.zip file, which contains the dependency-check-<version>.zip and security-compliance-pack-<version>.zip files.  
  2. Extract the dependency-check-pack-<version>.zip file distribution to the desired location. Some extractor tools, such as the default Windows and MacOS extractors, will create a directory for the dependency check pack files. We recommend creating an installation home directory if your tool does not automatically create a directory to hold the extracted files. 
  3. Follow the instructions for installing Security Compliance Pack for DTP 5.4.1 into your DTP environment. This step is not required to run the OWAS Dependency Check Pack, but it is required for viewing results in DTP.

Connecting to DTP

The OWASP Dependency Check Pack is a separate tool and must connect to DTP to acquire a license and to send results to your DTP project. Specify the following settings in the file located in the installation directory:


Specifies the host name of the DTP server.


Specifies the DTP port number. Default is 8443.


Specifies the user name for DTP authentication.


Specifies the user password for DTP authentication. You can encode your DTP password by running the or .bat with the -Dencodepass parameter. For example:

./ -Dencodepass=<mypassword>


Specifies the name of the existing DTP project that you want to link to.

Specifies the build that the data should be associated with. For accurate results, the build ID should match the build ID configured in your static analysis tool 


If you have not already done so, execute OWASP dependency-check. The results should be output to an XML file.

Open a command prompt and navigate to the OWASP Dependency Check Pack installation directory.

Execute the .BAT or .SH script with specifying the OWASP dependency-check results using the -Dresults.file parameter, e.g.:

./ -Dresults.file="/Users/admin/Desktop/dependency_check.xml"

The -Dresults.file is the only required parameter, but you can pass the following optional parameters:

This settings specifies the location for generated log files. The recommended location is ${project.base.dir}/.dependencycheck.

For example:


By default, the OWASP Dependency Check Pack will reference the file in the installation directory, but you can use this setting to point to alternate configuration files. Example:


Viewing Results

After executing the OWASP Dependency Check Pack, results are output in two ways: