Yasca – Multi-Language Static Analysis Toolset

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Yasca is an open source program which looks for security vulnerabilities, code-quality, performance, and conformance to best practices in program source code. It’s basically a tool-kit for multi-language static analysis.

Yasca can scan source code written in Java, C/C++, HTML, JavaScript, ASP, ColdFusion, PHP, COBOL, .NET, and other languages

Yasca - Multi-Language Static Analysis Toolset

It leverages on external open source programs, such as:


Yasca can be used to scan specific file types, and also contains many custom scanners developed just for it. It is a command-line tool that generates reports in HTML, CSV, XML, SQLite, and other formats. Yasca is easily extensible via a plugin-based architecture, so scanning any particular file is as simple as coming up with the rules or integrating external tools. Yasca also features a simple regular-expression plugin that allows new rules to be written in less than a minute.

Yasca is written in command-line PHP and released under the BSD license.

Usage

You can download Yasca here:

yasca-2.1.zip

Or read more here.

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