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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

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:

$ local-php-security-checker

You can also pass a

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

flag (supported formats:
, and
$ 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

. To force a database update without checking for a project, use

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