Welcome!

Eclipse Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, David H Deans, JP Morgenthal

News Feed Item

LDRA Ships New TBsecure(TM) Complete with CERT C Secure Coding Programming Checker

LDRA (Booth 1017), provider of the most complete automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools covering the full development lifecycle, has released its new TBsecure plug-in complete with the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) CERT C secure coding standard. TBsecure identifies security vulnerabilities and enables implementation of the just released CERT C Secure Coding Standard version 1.0. The CERT C v1.0 standard debuts today at Software Development Best Practices in Boston alongside LDRAs launch of the TBsecure plug-in and its CERT C program checker at Embedded Systems Conference.

LDRAs TBsecure plugs into TBvision, a module within the LDRA tool suite that enables developers to easily see how the source code performs against security vulnerabilities, fault-detection and adherence to the required quality standards. As its primary role, TBsecure applies the CERT C secure coding rules and relays findings to TBvision, which graphically shows code quality, fault detection and avoidance measures through call graphs, flow graphs and code review reports. Using the TBsecure plug-in, managers, team workers and individual developers are able to collectively monitor the implementation of security metrics in their applications in an easy-to-read, intuitive format.

With the increased connectivity of software systems, there has been an increase in the number of software security attacks, noted Robert Secord, Senior Vulnerability Analyst with the SEI CERT program. Our society has become highly dependent on software applications in mission-, business-, and safety-critical systems. Studies indicate that a majority of vulnerabilities in these systems can be traced back to a set of common programming errors. The CERT C standard aims to reduce these risks through software testing and analysis tools that identify these problems before they enter production code.

Without proper security technology, individuals and corporations are increasingly vulnerable to malicious code attacks, fraudulent transactions, and theft-of-service opportunities, observed Ian Hennell, LDRA Operations Director. At LDRA, we focus on assisting in the development of zero-defect software. We are thrilled to be the first company to deliver a CERT C compliant programming checker as we believe this new standard will play a significant role in the development of higher quality systems that are more robust and more resistant to attack.

The CERT C Secure Coding Standard provides rules and recommendations for secure coding in the C programming language. The goal of these rules and recommendations is to eliminate insecure coding practices and undefined behaviors that lead to exploitable vulnerabilities. The application of the secure coding standard leads to higher quality systems that are robust and more resistant to attack. Rules and recommendations included in this CERT C Programming Language Secure Coding Standard are designed to be operating system and platform independent. Once established, these standards can be used as a metric to evaluate source code using an automated process.

Through TBsecure, the LDRA tool suite has been extended to support a wide range of programming rules that enable increased application security using the following classification of security issues:

  • Dynamic Memory Allocation (A) concerns: Dynamic memory management is a common source of programming flaws that can lead to security issues such as heap-buffer overflows, dangling pointers, and double-free issues. In particular, memory management encompasses allocating memory, reading and writing to memory, and deallocating memory.
  • Vulnerabilities (V): These rules are intended to eliminate insecure coding practices aside from those associated with dynamic memory. Examples of insecure coding practices include array indices out of range and dereferencing a null pointer.

LDRAs provision of TBsecure and the CERT C secure coding programming checker extends its leadership in programming standards enforcement, also evident in its participation in the development of MISRA C:2004, MISRA C+:2008, and others.

Shipping and Availability

TBsecure and the CERT C secure coding checker are available now for $2,000. For more information on how LDRA can assist with your CERT C Secure Coding compliance, please visit http://www.ldra.com/certc.asp. For general information on CERT C, please visit: http://www.securecoding.cert.org.

About the LDRA tool suite

The LDRA tool suite has been derived from many ground-breaking testing techniques developed by LDRA. The LDRA tool suite assists with the eight primary tasks: traceability verification, design, code and quality review, unit testing, target testing, test verification and test management. Focus on all of these key areas is required to achieve an organization's software development and maintenance goals. The LDRA tool suite can be used by an entire project team, including developers, QA managers, test engineers, project managers and maintenance/support engineers, to automate the software development lifecycle. Through the deployment of the LDRA tool suite, companies are able to deliver well constructed, documented and tested software and benefit from significant time, cost and operational savings. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.

About LDRA

For more than thirty years LDRA has developed and driven the market for software used for the automation of code analysis and software testing of safety-critical applications. The LDRA tool suite is used in the aerospace, space and defence technology industries as well as the nuclear energy and automotive industries. Through the use of the LDRA tool suite companies ensure that their systems are built in accordance to prescribed standards and are durable and reliable in use. The LDRA tool suite is available for a multiplicity of programming languages and supports a wide range of host and target platforms. LDRA is represented world-wide with its head office in the UK and subsidiaries in the USA as well as through an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.

Please send reader enquiries to:

Mark James
LDRA, Portside, Monks Ferry, Wirral, CH41 5LH, UK
Email: [email protected]

This press release and high-resolution images can be downloaded from www.hughescom.net/LDRA.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...