May 22, 2001

Open Source security scanners

Author: JT Smith

From LinuxSecurity.com: "David Wheeler, author of the Secure Programming HOWTO and the RATS development team from Secure
Software Solutions today announced open source source code security flaw scanners. "RATS scans through
code, finding potentially dangerous function calls. The goal of this tool is not to definitively find bugs. Instead, this
tool aims to provide a reasonable starting point for performing manual security audits." "Flawfinder" states it will
"scan source code and identify out potential security flaws, ranking them by likely severity.""

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