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Fwd: Re: tools to scan source code
From: "marco () cerbtech net" <marco () cerbtech net>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 08:52:03 -0500

This article http://www.ouncelabs.com/secure_enterprise.html is a good start to 
evaluate which code scanning tool (also called static parsers) best suits your needs 
for the supporting programming language of your choice.
My experience on using code scanning tools is that only scrap the surface of  
potential security bugs in the code. They find the so called LHF (Low Hanging Fruits). 
Static parsers do not find security flaws (security defects in architecture and 
design) that can only be found with manual secure code reviews and secure architecture 
design review. The big value from automated code scanning is to use them as input 
for a deeper manual code review  that also complement with findings of web application 
pen tests.
Marco



On Mon Sep 11 5:30 , 'Wahyu Wijaya H.' sent:


hi all,

i got involved in some web application development using php and
mysql. i got responsibility to check for vulnerability that may exist.
is there any tool that can help me? i mean any tool that could scan
the entire source code to find any vulnerability, because auditing all
source code seems overwhelming to me :-) plus that i am no fluent in
php language.

thanks a lot,

cheers...

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