State Tool: How to use the State Tool to see the vulnerabilities in your project

If you have a paid subscription to the ActiveState Platform, you can use the State Tool to see if you have any vulnerabilities (CVEs) in your Perl, Python or Tcl project, and discover more information about them.

Our catalog of open source components is regularly refreshed from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc), enabling you to update your projects in a timely manner to fix vulnerabilities. Don’t have the time and resources to keep your projects up to date? Let ActiveState manage your Perl, Python, and Tcl runtime environments on your behalf.

Learn more about how we enable enterprise security for open source languages.

Watch Next: How to view vulnerabilities on the ActiveState Platform?

At ActiveState, we use the Platform to build not only our popular open source language distributions, but also custom runtimes for our enterprise clients (i.e. builds containing just the language and packages their project requires). Try it out yourself or get a demo and understand how it can support your enterprise’s open source needs.


New to the ActiveState Platform? Here’s how to get started, once you’ve created your free account.

Use our Platform to build a custom runtime for your next project, including just the language and packages your project needs.

  • Choose a language (Python, Perl or Tcl right now)
  • Select your operating system (Linux or Windows, plus Mac for Python)
  • Add the packages your project requires

ActiveState regularly pulls packages from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc) to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, can be compiled from source, and are then verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major operating systems. Go ahead and try our beta today! We are hanging out at our Community Forum to provide support as you explore.

The ActiveState Platform is free for development use. Explore our paid plans for non-development use such as testing, production, and redistribution.

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