Owen Rumney

Software Engineer

UPDATED 21st Sept 2022: v1.0.0 Release

View lazytrivy on GitHub


Trivy is the go to scanner for vulnerabilities and is rapidly becoming the go to for all your scanning needs.

lazytrivy just makes the experience even easier. You can run lazytrivy without remembering all the commands and get a quick summary of the vulnerabilities you have.

How does it work?

Trivy is released as a binary or a Docker image. In order to support Windows users, lazytrivy uses the docker image and mounts the Docker socket to all the Trivy image to scan other images on the Docker host.

lazytrivy will query the Docker context to find the current context and use that host; alternatively, you can specify the --docker-host on start to point to a remote host.


lazytrivy has a growing list of features; right now -

  • Imag Scanning
    • Scan individual images on your machine
    • Scan all the images on your machine
    • Scan a remote image
  • AWS Scanning
    • Scan your AWS account for misconfigurations
    • Dive into services and find service specific misconfigurations
  • File System Scanning
    • Scan a local directory for misconfigurations, vulnerabilities and secrets

Image Scanning

Individual Images

Choose an image from the side menu on the left and scan for vulnerbalities.

Scan an image

All Images

Alternative, you can scan all the images on the machine for a summary list that can be navigated through.

All Image Scanning

Remote Images

For images not on your machine, no problem - you can scan a remote image by pressing r

Remote Image scanning

The image will be scanned without needing to take up storage on your machine. You still get the same detailed results.


In all cases, you can filter the results (Critical, High, Medium, Low, and Unknown) by pressing the first letter of the Severity letter… eg; c for Critical.

Pressing Return on the issues will show more information about the issue.,

AWS Scanning

Quickly switch to AWS mode by pressing w and you can scan accounts. If you have not run previously, then you can press s to start a scan and lazytrivy will attempt to detect credentials to work with.

For this to work, you will need to have either AWS environment variables set or valid credentials in your .aws folder by using the awscli, saml2aws or similar.

Scanning AWS

Scanning takes a short while depending on the size of the account, but eventually you will get a service list on the left that you can navigate through.

Selecting a service will show all the issues identified and you can drill into the AWS resources to see what the problems are.

Pressing return on the issues will show more information about the issue.

File System Scanning

Switching to Filesystem mode using w and you can scan a local directory.

Alternatively, you can start lazytrivy in file system mode using

lazytrivy fs /path/to/scan

Scanning File System

Issues, Comments, Suggestions

Comments, suggestions and issues are most welcome, please raise them in GitHub