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Security auditing tool for source code

RATS, the Rough Auditing Tool for Security developed by Secure Software Inc., is a security auditing utility for C, C++, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby code. RATS scans source code, finding potentially dangerous function calls. The goal of this project was not to definitively find bugs, but to provide a reasonable starting point for performing manual security audits.

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Genium6 December 2016

Leaders and contributors


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://github.com/stgnet/rats
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:rats@securesw.com

Software prerequisites

Required to useexpat
Required to buildexpat

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 December 2016.


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