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RE: Fwd: Re: tools to scan source code
From: "ankur jindal" <ankurjn113 () hotmail com>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 00:03:49 +0000

Hey
There are many static and dynamic analyzers like PreFix (used in Microsoft) , Metal, ESCJava et al. which analyze the source code based on some given preconditions and postconditions. You can google for more. They may not serve your purpose completely but might be something you can use together with manual code reading for improved efficiency.

Ankur



----Original Message Follows----
From: "marco () cerbtech net" <marco () cerbtech net>
Reply-To: marco () cerbtech net
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Fwd: Re: tools to scan source code
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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