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Effect of Static Analysis Tools on Software Security: Preliminary Investigation

Published

Author(s)

Vadim Okun, William F. Guthrie, Romain Gaucher, Paul E. Black

Abstract

Static analysis tools can handle large-scale software and find thousands of defects. But do they improve software security? We evaluate the effect of static analysis tool use on software security in open source projects. We measure security by vulnerability reports in the National Vulnerability Database.
Proceedings Title
Workshop on Quality of Protection | 2007 | QoP
Conference Dates
October 29, 2007
Conference Location
Alexandria, VA
Conference Title
Workshop on Quality of Protection (QoP?07)

Keywords

Software Security, Static Analysis Tools, Vulnerability

Citation

Okun, V. , Guthrie, W. , Gaucher, R. and Black, P. (2007), Effect of Static Analysis Tools on Software Security: Preliminary Investigation, Workshop on Quality of Protection | 2007 | QoP, Alexandria, VA (Accessed December 5, 2022)
Created October 29, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020