turbot/github_compliance
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Control: 3.2.3 Ensure packages are automatically scanned for license implications

Description

A software license is a document that provides legal conditions and guidelines for the use and distribution of software, usually defined by the author. It is recommended to scan for any legal implications automatically.

Rationale

When using packages with software licenses, especially commercial ones which tend to be the strictest, it is important to verify that the use of the package meets the conditions of the license. If the use of the package violates the licensing agreement, it exposes the organization to possible lawsuits. Scanning used packages for such license implications leads to faster detection and quicker fixes of such violations, and also reduces the risk for a lawsuit.

Audit

Ensure license implication rules are configured and are scanned automatically.

Remediation

Set automatic package scanning for license implications.

Usage

Run the control in your terminal:

steampipe check github_compliance.control.cis_supply_chain_v100_3_2_3

Snapshot and share results via Steampipe Cloud:

steampipe login
steampipe check --share github_compliance.control.cis_supply_chain_v100_3_2_3

SQL

This control uses a named query:

default_branch_pipelines_scan_for_vulnerabilities

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