[Owasp-testing] [Owasp-codereview] Code Review project and Code-Scanning-Tool(s)

Stephen de Vries stephen at corsaire.com
Fri Jan 19 03:16:22 EST 2007

On 19 Jan 2007, at 02:37, Jim Manico wrote:

> In the Java space the best code scanning tool I see in the OSS  
> space is FindBugs; and in the commercial space I think Fortify is  
> best.
> Instead of worrying about building an actual code scanning tool,  
> why not focus on maxing a flaw taxonomy database that any tool  
> vendor or OSS project can use?

Yep, I agree, the real valuable stuff is the vulnerability database  
and how to identify those vulnerabilities in a given bit of code.   
How this is implemented in an automated tool is a secondary concern.


> - Jim
> Javier Fernández-Sanguino wrote:
>> Stephen de Vries dijo:
>>>> I mention Flawfinder (and not Rats) because it seems to be more  
>>>> actively developed. It has been brought to my attention that the  
>>>> latest release (1.27) includes the capability to work with  
>>>> control version systems (reporting on the differences found when  
>>>> making changes).
>>> Am I correct in assuming that flawfinder can only find issues in  
>>> C/C+ + code? If so, this would be of limited benefit to the web  
>>> app world because it's not used as often as things like .NET, PHP  
>>> and even RoR.
>> True, flawfinder only works currently for C/C++ code (RATS  
>> provides coverage of more languages including PHP, Perl and  
>> Python). Anyone of them, however, could be possibly extended to  
>> cover more languages. Maybe that's a SoC project on it's own.
>>> Are there any existing tools in OSS land for .NET and PHP?
>> For PHP: Rats For .NET: I don't know of any Regards Javier  
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> -- Best Regards, Jim Manico GIAC GSEC Professional, Sun Certified  
> Java Programmer jim at manico.net 808.652.3805

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