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Configuration in MegaLinter

Variable Description Default value
TERRAFORM_KICS_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to add in linter CLI call
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
TERRAFORM_KICS_FILTER_REGEX_INCLUDE Custom regex including filter
Ex: (src\|lib)
Include every file
TERRAFORM_KICS_FILTER_REGEX_EXCLUDE Custom regex excluding filter
Ex: (test\|examples)
Exclude no file
TERRAFORM_KICS_CLI_LINT_MODE Override default CLI lint mode
- file: Calls the linter for each file
- project: Call the linter from the root of the project
TERRAFORM_KICS_FILE_EXTENSIONS Allowed file extensions. "*" matches any extension, "" matches empty extension. Empty list excludes all files
Ex: [".py", ""]
TERRAFORM_KICS_FILE_NAMES_REGEX File name regex filters. Regular expression list for filtering files by their base names using regex full match. Empty list includes all files
Ex: ["Dockerfile(-.+)?", "Jenkinsfile"]
Include every file
TERRAFORM_KICS_PRE_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run before the linter None
TERRAFORM_KICS_POST_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run after the linter None
TERRAFORM_KICS_DISABLE_ERRORS Run linter but consider errors as warnings false
TERRAFORM_KICS_DISABLE_ERRORS_IF_LESS_THAN Maximum number of errors allowed 0
TERRAFORM_KICS_CLI_EXECUTABLE Override CLI executable ['kics']

MegaLinter Flavours

This linter is available in the following flavours

Flavor Description Embedded linters Info
all Default MegaLinter Flavor 113 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
cupcake MegaLinter for the most commonly used languages 81 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
security Optimized for security 21 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
terraform Optimized for TERRAFORM based projects 51 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls

Behind the scenes

How are identified applicable files

  • File extensions: .tf

How the linting is performed

  • kics is called one time by identified file (file CLI lint mode)

Example calls

kics scan --path

Help content

Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure

  kics [command]

Available Commands:
  generate-id    Generates uuid for query
  help           Help about any command
  list-platforms List supported platforms
  remediate      Auto remediates the project
  scan           Executes a scan analysis
  version        Displays the current version

      --ci                  display only log messages to CLI output (mutually exclusive with silent)
  -h, --help                help for kics
  -f, --log-format string   determines log format (pretty,json) (default "pretty")
      --log-level string    determines log level (TRACE,DEBUG,INFO,WARN,ERROR,FATAL) (default "INFO")
      --log-path string     path to generate log file (info.log)
      --no-color            disable CLI color output
      --profiling string    enables performance profiler that prints resource consumption metrics in the logs during the execution (CPU, MEM)
  -s, --silent              silence stdout messages (mutually exclusive with verbose and ci)
  -v, --verbose             write logs to stdout too (mutually exclusive with silent)

Use "kics [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Installation on mega-linter Docker image

  • Dockerfile commands :
FROM checkmarx/kics:alpine as kics
COPY --link --from=kics /app/bin/kics /usr/bin/
RUN mkdir -p /opt/kics/assets
ENV KICS_QUERIES_PATH=/opt/kics/assets/queries KICS_LIBRARIES_PATH=/opt/kics/assets/libraries
COPY --from=kics /app/bin/assets /opt/kics/assets/