Flawfinder Alternatives

    Flawfinder is described as 'examines source code and reports possible security weaknesses (``flaws'') sorted by risk level. It's very useful for quickly finding and removing at least some potential security problems before a program is widely released to the public' and is an app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to Flawfinder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is SonarQube, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Flawfinder are Cppcheck (Free, Open Source), Coverity Scan (Freemium), Splint (Free, Open Source) and lgtm.com (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2020

    1. SonarQube is an open source quality management platform, dedicated to continuously analyze and measure source code quality, from the portfolio to the method.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      • Eclipse
      Cppcheck is an static analysis tool for C/C++ code. Unlike C/C++ compilers and many other analysis tools it does not detect syntax errors in the code. Cppcheck primarily detects the types of bugs that the compilers normally do not detect.
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    2. Coverity Scan Static Analysis allows to find and fix defects in your Java, C/C++ or C# open source project for free. It tests every line of code and potential execution path. The root cause of each defect is clearly explained, making it easy to fix bugs.
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    3. Splint is a tool for statically checking C programs for security vulnerabilities and coding mistakes. With minimal effort, Splint can be used as a better lint.

      Discontinued

      Last version 3.1.2 is from August 2007.

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    4. lgtm.com is a platform for code analytics. It's free to use for open source software; results for over 55k projects are readily available (add your own!), has automatic code review pull request integration (GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab), and much more.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      EDoC++ is a C++ source analysis tool designed to identify problems associated with the use of exceptions in C++ code. Additionally EDoC++ can be used to generate detailed documentation
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    5. VCG is an automated code security review tool that handles C/C++, Java, C#, VB and PL/SQL. It has a few features that should hopefully make it useful to anyone conducting code security reviews, particularly where time is at a premium:
    6. Parasoft’s C/C++test is the fully-integrated software testing solution for embedded safety-critical industries. Its automated software testing capabilities are also made for today’s high-velocity Agile DevOps environments.
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    7. A tool to detect bugs in C/Java/Objective-C programs.
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