Advanced image analysis

Early Access

Docker Scout is an early access product.

If you’re interested in Docker Scout for your organization and want to learn more, get in touch by filling out the contact form on the Docker Scout product page.

Advanced image analysis is a Docker Scout feature for Docker Hub.

When you activate Advanced image analysis for a repository, Scout analyzes new tags automatically when you push to that repository. Advanced image analysis is more than point-in-time scanning, the analysis gets reevaluated continuously, meaning you don’t need to re-scan the image to see an updated vulnerability report.

The General tab of an image page on Docker Hub shows a summary of common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) for the image in the Tags section. The Tags tab shows all analysis results.

The Images section of Docker Desktop shows an overview of CVEs for an image and the details view shows all vulnerabilities.

Activate Advanced image analysis

Advanced image analysis is an early access feature and activated on a per-repository basis for organizations with a Docker Pro, Team, or Business subscription.


Only repository owners and administrators can activate Advanced image analysis on a repository.

To activate Advanced image analysis:

  1. Log into your Docker Hub account.
  2. Click Repositories from the main menu and select a repository from the list.
  3. Go to the Settings tab
  4. Under Image insight settings, select Advanced image analysis provided by Docker Scout.
  5. Select Save.

Analyze an image

To trigger Advanced image analysis, push an image to a Docker Hub repository with Advanced image analysis active:

  1. Sign in with your Docker ID, either using the docker login command or the Sign in button in Docker Desktop.
  2. Tag the image to analyze. For example, to tag a Redis image, run:

    $ docker tag redis <org>/<imagename>:latest
  3. Push the image to Docker Hub to trigger analysis of the image:

    $ docker push <org>/<imagename>:latest

View the vulnerability report

To view the vulnerability report on Docker Hub:

  1. Go to Docker Hub and open the repository page. The Tags section displays a vulnerability summary.

    It may take a few minutes for the vulnerability report to appear. If your vulnerability summary doesn’t display, wait a moment and then refresh the page.

  2. Click on the tag in the table. This opens the details page for the tag.

  3. Select the Vulnerabilities tab on the right side of the page.

    This tab displays a deep-dive view of the image’s packages and any known vulnerabilities.

    For more information about how to interpret the vulnerability report, see Image details view.

Expanding any of the packages in the list shows you more information about the vulnerabilities that affect a given package. Expanding the vulnerability shows a summary of it’s details and selecting the vulnerability name opens Docker’s image vulnerability database, which provides more information on the vulnerability and what images it affects.

Deactivate Advanced image analysis


Only repository owners and administrators can deactivate Advanced image analysis on a repository.

To deactivate Advanced image analysis:

  1. Go to Docker Hub and sign in.
  2. Select Repositories from the main menu and select a repository from the list.
  3. Go to the Settings tab.
  4. Under Image insight settings, select one of the following options:

    • Basic Hub vulnerability scanning to use the basic scanning feature.
    • None to turn off vulnerability detection.
  5. Select Save.


Thank you for trying out the Advanced image analysis feature. Give feedback or report any bugs you may find through the issues tracker on the hub-feedback GitHub repository.