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Source Code Security Analysis Tool Functional Specification Version 1.0

Published

Author(s)

Paul E. Black, Michael J. Kass, Hsiao-Ming M. Koo

Abstract

Software assurance tools are a fundamental resource for providing an assurance argument for today?s software applications throughout the software development lifecycle. Some tools analyze software requirements, design models, source code, or executable code to help determine if an application is secure. This document specifies the behavior of one class of software assurance tool: the source code security analyzer. Because many software security weaknesses today are introduced at the implementation phase, using a source code security analyzer should help assure that software doesn?t have many security vulnerabilities. This specification defines a baseline capability to help software professionals understand how a tool will meet their software security assurance needs.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-268
Report Number
500-268

Keywords

Homeland security, software, software assurance tools, source code analysis, vulnerability

Citation

Black, P. , Kass, M. and Koo, H. (2007), Source Code Security Analysis Tool Functional Specification Version 1.0, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.500-268, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=51171 (Accessed December 5, 2022)
Created April 30, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021