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developerWorks: Software Security Analysis with BogoSec

May 09, 2006, 10:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dustin Kirkland, Loulwa Salem)

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"BogoSec is a source code metric tool that wraps multiple source code scanners, invokes them on its target code, and produces a final score that approximates the security quality of the code. This article discusses the BogoSec methodology and implementation, and illustrates the output of BogoSec when run on a number of test cases, including Apache Web server, OpenSSH, Sendmail, Perl, and others.

"The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) reported 5,990 vulnerabilities in 2005 compared with 171 in 1995..."

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