Local PHP Security Checker
The Local PHP Security Checker is a command line tool that checks if your PHP application depends on PHP packages with known security vulnerabilities. It uses the Security Advisories Database behind the scenes.
Download a binary from the Releases page on Github, rename it to
local-php-security-checker and make it executable.
From a directory containing a PHP project that uses Composer, check for known vulnerabilities by running the binary without arguments or flags:
You can also pass a
--path to check a specific directory:
$ local-php-security-checker --path=/path/to/php/project $ local-php-security-checker --path=/path/to/php/project/composer.lock
By default, the output is optimized for terminals, change it via the
--format flag (supported formats:
$ local-php-security-checker --format=json
When running the command, it checks for an updated vulnerability database and downloads it from Github if it changed since the last run. If you want to avoid the HTTP round-trip, use
--local. To force a database update without checking for a project, use