Methods for the Prevention, Detection and Removal of Software Security Vulnerabilities


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Date: January 2008
Type: White Paper
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Overview: The announcement of another computer virus threatening the business and home computers is starting to be a regularly expected occurrence. Moreover, one has come to accept the installation of a software patch as the preferred means to stopping such viruses. This research paper focuses on source code analysis. Security experts have developed several software tools that provide a security audit of C and C++ source code. These tools, in short, check for known security vulnerabilities. The researchers in this area are concentrating on the collection of information about functions and data constructs that pose a risk to the security of a computer system.

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