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Title: Source Code Review: Approach, Challenges And Best Methods

Source Code Review Approach, Challenges And Best
You may be working really hard in order to ensure
that the tools and security processes remain
integrated all throughout the development
processes. Moreover, a source code review is
always an important step that you cannot afford
to miss out. What are the probable elements you
need to consider? Just take a glance. What is
Source Code Review?
via buzzwoo Source Code Review is meant to
fetch out the hidden design flaws,
vulnerabilities and verifies the implementation
of key security controls. Many times
vulnerabilities and bugs bring up a possibility
of potential attacks from attackers who are
generally haunting for such flaws. The attackers
can also access the internal information
(leading to data leakage) and other assets. In
many cases, in order to ensure swift completion
of a project, the development phases of the
applications are known to be hurried upon. There
are chances that the security test processes for
the product might be skipped or may have not done
properly. Clients for these products are
therefore expected to fall prey to attackers in
most of the cases. And in order to find and
prevent any vulnerability that may prevail, a
rigorous review process is a must for the product.
Approach to Source Code Review
  • via firmussec
  • A source code review process would include the
    following steps
  • It starts with reviewing the software, which
    includes browsing through the entire coding
    process. The development team should then have
    several discussions pertaining to the software.
    In order to identify the security design issues
    and ensure probable levels of security, there is
    an array of extensive questions that need to be
  • The second step considers the preparation of a
    code review plan.
  • Next step is to look for comprosing data that may
    be placed in the code. Also, it is important to
    identify bad coding that may make it even easier
    for attackers to gain access to the considered
  • This is when the analysis is almost completed
    this step includes the
  • verification of any other existing flaws. If any
    the vulnerabilities are then listed and the
    possible remedial steps are mentioned.
  • The vulnerable line of code could be found
    through the exhaustive process of identifying
    bugs during the source code review. The root of
    the problem is identifiable this way and the
    application developers are therefore able to
    attain the general idea of susceptibility
    swiftly comprehending the temperament of the
  • Challenges During Source Code Review

via oroinc The presence of bugs in the
applications makes them vulnerable to the traps
of attackers. This can let them gain access to
your assets and information they may also plan
to impact many of them. These vulnerabilities
are more often found within web applications
being developed and deployed in short durations.
They may, therefore, miss many security tests
because of less time available. Methods used for
web application codes are often known to be
rigorous consisting of both automated and manual
source code review process in order to pave way
for the best results. With a variety of tools
available, vulnerabilities across large code
bases can be identified. Security-specific
modules also remain to be focal elements
including encryption and authorization in order
to have a check on business logic issues. Tips
for Better Source Code Review
  • via cybercure
  • This is an absolutely important step that you
    need to take. Well, in order to ensure that
    things to go perfectly here are some tips that
    you may consider
  • Prepare a code review checklist to ensure
    consistency between reviews by different
  • It should be made sure that all reviewers work on
    the basis of the same checklist while conducting
    manual reviewing. A well-designed checklist will
    help to catch up with the processes and steps
    that might have been skipped or missed out.
  • Moreover, considering the present era, it is much
    better to find some good source code review
    tools. Fatigue can ruin it all and hence this
    needs to be done with entire concentration and a
    fresh mindset.
  • Avoid singling out developers and opt for a
    positive security approach
  • It is good to consider some more tools for
    comparison of results at different levels. There
    is going to be a huge amount of work to deal with
    and hence there are more chances of getting

  • These tools would help in finding mistakes easily
    and also availing of the best remedies for them.
    Also, you should make sure to cover up the gap
    between development and security with the most
    appropriate measures.
  • Review the code with every change you make.
  • It is better to have a proper glance at the code
    with every considerable change you make. A
    source code review is not always something that
    needs to be conducted just before the release.
  • Manual code reviews for major applications can be
    considered good when some important changes are
    made. This will prevent any bigger mistake from
    happening. This way you will be able to do
    things in smaller parts rather than reviewing
    chunks of data altogether.
  • Combine the performance of tools and human skills
  • Tools remain to be tools they surely not have a
    human mind and all of its incredible skills.
    Therefore, when you are striving in to get the
    correct insights of existing risks and the most
    appropriate remedies against them, you will need
    to combine manual reviewing and the abilities of
    various tools available.
  • This is important in order to be sure that there
    is no error in any piece of code that is lefty
    unfixed.However, efficient you source code review
    tools may be, there are always chances that it
    can make mistakes.
  • Thus a combination of manual review and a static
    analysis would be the best utilized in this case
    in order to trace blind spots in the codes. It is
    in a way perfect to make use of your expertise
    in case of special requirements and utilize
    various tools for the rest of the tasks.
  • Track patterns of insecure codes
  • By modifying your secure source code review
    checklist you may make your tasks easier for
    future by storing various repetitive issues that
    may have occurred. This makes working faster on
    various reports and applications.

You may be up with various other insights as you
monitor codes that can be noted and utilized
later to work easier on problems that are known.
This can also help you get your review guide
ready. Source code review often remains to be an
effective method to ensure that the source that
there are no insecure codes and applications
remain safe. Rather than saving funds, it is
always good to move up for the most appropriate
safety measures and security checks when dealing
with corporate applications. And in that case,
it is important to get through the best processes
for source code review.