Before installing Aderyn, ensure you have the following:

  • Rust: Aderyn is built in Rust. Before running, you must install Rust and Cargo (Rust's package manager). If you haven't installed Rust yet, follow the instructions on the official Rust website.

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Installing Aderyn

Step 1: Install Aderyn using cargo

Aderyn is currently installed using Cargo, Rust's package manager. Open your command line interface and run the following command:

cargo install aderyn

This command downloads and installs the Aderyn package.

Step 2: Verify installation

After the installation, you can verify that Aderyn is correctly installed by checking its version. In your command line, execute:

aderyn --version

This command should return the installed version of Aderyn, confirming that the installation was successful.

Step 3: Update PATH (if necessary)

If you're unable to run the aderyn after installation, you may need to add Cargo's bin directory to your PATH. The exact instructions can vary based on your operating system. Typically, it involves adding ~/.cargo/bin to your PATH in your shell profile script (like .bashrc or .zshrc).

Step 4: Future Updates

To update Aderyn to the latest version, you can run the install command again:

cargo install aderyn

Cargo will replace the existing version with the latest one.

Now that you have Aderyn installed let's see how to run it to find vulnerabilities in your codebase.

Run Aderyn Using Docker

You can run Aderyn from a Docker container.

Build the image:

  docker build -t aderyn .

/path/to/project/root should be the path to your Foundry or Hardhat project root directory and it will be mounted to /share in the container.

Run Aderyn:

  docker run -v /path/to/project/root/:/share aderyn

Run with flags:

  docker run -v /path/to/project/root/:/share aderyn -h

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