Docker Scout release notes

This page contains information about the new features, improvements, known issues, and bug fixes in Docker Scout releases. These release notes cover the Docker Scout platform, including the Dashboard. For CLI release notes, refer to the docker/scout-cli GitHub repositoryopen_in_new.

Take a look at the Docker Public Roadmapopen_in_new for what's coming next.


This marks the General Availability (GA) release of Docker Scout.


The following new features are included in this release:

Policy evaluation

Policy Evaluation is an early access feature that helps you ensure software integrity and track how your artifacts are doing over time. This release ships with four out-of-the-box policies, enabled by default for all organizations.

Policy overview in Dashboard
  • Base images not up-to-date evaluates whether the base images are out of date, and require updating. Up-to-date base images help you ensure that your environments are reliable and secure.
  • Critical and high vulnerabilities with fixes reports if there are vulnerabilities with critical or high severity in your images, and where there's a fix version available that you can upgrade to.
  • All critical vulnerabilities looks out for any vulnerabilities of critical severity found in your images.
  • Packages with AGPLv3, GPLv3 license helps you catch possibly unwanted copyleft licenses used in your images.

You can view and evaluate policy status for images using the Docker Scout Dashboard and the docker scout policy CLI command. For more information, refer to the Policy Evaluation documentation.

Amazon ECR integration

The new Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) integration enables image analysis for images hosted in ECR repositories.

You set up the integration using a pre-configured CloudFormation stack template that bootstraps the necessary AWS resources in your account. Docker Scout automatically analyzes images that you push to your registry, storing only the metadata about the image contents, and not the container images themselves.

The integration offers a straightforward process for adding additional repositories, activating Docker Scout for specific repositories, and removing the integration if needed. To learn more, refer to the Amazon ECR integration documentation.

Sysdig integration

The new Sysdig integration gives you real-time security insights for your Kubernetes runtime environments.

Enabling this integration helps you address and prioritize risks for images used to run your production workloads. It also helps reduce monitoring noise, by automatically excluding vulnerabilities in programs that are never loaded into memory, using VEX documents.

For more information and getting started, see Sysdig integration documentation.

JFrog Artifactory integration

The new JFrog Artifactory integration enables automatic image analysis on Artifactory registries.

Animation of how to integrate Artifactory

The integration involves deploying a Docker Scout Artifactory agent that polls for new images, performs analysis, and uploads results to Docker Scout, all while preserving the integrity of image data. Learn more in the Artifactory integration documentation

Known limitations

  • Image analysis only works for Linux images
  • Docker Scout can't process images larger than 12GB in compressed size
  • Creating an image SBOM (part of image analysis) has a timeout limit of 4 minutes