AuraBorealisApp : A Tool For Visualizing Python Package Registry Security Audit Data

Open Group

AuraBorealis is a web application for visualizing anomalous and potentially malicious code in Python package registries. It uses security audit data produced by scanning the Python Package Index (PyPI) via Aura, a static analysis designed for large scale security auditing of Python packages. The current tool is a proof-of-concept, and includes some live Aura data, as well as some mockup data for demo purposes.

Current features include:

  • Scanning the entire python package registry to:
    • List packages with the highest number of security warnings, sorted by Aura warning type
    • List packages sorted by the total and unique count of warnings
    • List packages by their overall severity score
  • Displaying security warnings for an individual package, sorted by criticality
  • Visualize the line numbers and lines of code in files generating security warnings for a specific package
  • Compare two packages for security warnings


Turn on your VPN (at IQT)

Clone the repository.

git clone

Navigate to aura-borealis-flask-app directory.

cd aura-borealis-flask-app

Install dependencies.

pip install -r requirements.txt

Run the app.


Navigate to the URL via a browser.