close search bar

Sorry, not available in this language yet

close language selection

Real-time OWASP vulnerabilities as you code with Code Sight and Rapid Scan Static

Synopsys Editorial Team

Oct 16, 2022 / 2 min read

Imagine you are developing an application – no matter if it’s a web, mobile, or desktop app – and your IDE informs you of security vulnerabilities as you code. The release of Code Sight 2022.9.0 for VS Code and IntelliJ makes that a reality. With Synopsys’ industry-leading static application security testing (SAST) engine powering Code Sight’s Rapid Scan Static, there is no configuration or tuning. It’s actual sophisticated taint flow and not just lint. Fixes for the vulnerabilities are also confirmed in real-time. If you are on a security team or the security champion, you will appreciate the fix confirmed without you having to chase it down in the next security review.

Detect OWASP vulnerabilities in the IDE as you code

Code Sight analyzes your projects in real-time, as you write code, so that you can see new vulnerabilities and fixes as you type. The lightweight scan engine minimizes resource consumption and maximizes speed so you can remediate quickly before pushing vulnerable code downstream. You can access detailed risk information and remediation advice alongside the source code in the IDE, helping you maintain context for the issue and learn more secure development techniques.

One of the most impactful examples of this are the taint flow checks, which clearly list events that describe the full flow of user-controlled data so that you can understand the issue and implement the right fix the first time. With the Code Sight IDE plugin, finding and fixing security vulnerabilities without breaking your workflows has never been this fast.

sql injection

Taint flow analysis with Rapid Scan Static

We developed Code Sight’s SAST engine for speed from ground up. It builds upon the effective, resilient frameworks and APIs that have benefitted Synopsys Coverity for years.

Rapid Scan Static currently has a set of 24 taint flow checkers for Java that will help you find vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection, Path Traversal, and Command Injection. The team is currently hard at work adding more checkers and bringing taint flow analysis to other languages that Rapid Scan Static supports. In terms of modeling, the current engine focuses on the dominant framework for Java web application development, Spring. Of course, we plan to evolve our support for Spring and expand to other frameworks.

Download the Code Sight IDE Plugin for real-time security testing

If you are excited to try out this new feature, you can easily install Code Sight now and start securing code and open source within minutes. Download Synopsys Code Sight from the VS Code Marketplace or from the JetBrains Marketplace (IntelliJ) and jump in with a free trial, or import your team’s license if you are already a Synopsys Coverity or Synopsys Black Duck user. Avoid pushing vulnerable code into code review, or even onto your main product branch. Instead, find and fix vulnerabilities as they are introduced, right there in the IDE, with Synopsys Code Sight.

Continue Reading

Explore Topics