[Owasp-o2-platform] Why doesn't SAST have better Framework support (for example Spring MVC)?

Dennis Groves dennis.groves at owasp.org
Sun Oct 23 13:32:31 EDT 2011

It is in my humble opinion that there are many, many tools required at
different places and times in the IT security lifecycle. And that nothing
provides 100% coverage. However, each of the tools does have a place
and incrementally help to reduce risk to acceptable levels.

In my humble opinion SAST has the most promise as a compiler integrated
function - that provides analysis at compile time when static trees are
already built and should happen right along side syntactical and lexical
analysis. I believe such compile-time integration would slightly raise the
bar; and drive back some problems to the place where they are known to be
most inexpensive to address, like - data input validation - why doesn't it

Dennis Groves <http://about.me/dennis.groves>, MSc
dennis.groves at owasp.org

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