Secure Code Review

What is Secure Code Review?

Secure Code Review is the part of the SDLC to identify the security vulnerabilities in the code before pushing the code into the production environment. Code review helps eliminate the vulnerable code and dependencies from the source code. Secure Code review is the most important part of the software development life cycle. It helps reduce the security issues in the code during the development of the software. Secure code review is also known as SAST (Static Application Security Testing).

If you follow the secure code review during the SDLC, then it is recommended to schedule a pentesting activity only once after pushing the code to the production environment. It will help make sure the production environment does not have any type of security misconfiguration. Secure code review can reduce upto 70% of the security issues from your code.

There are two ways to perform Secure Code Review activity, Using automated tools to scan code for vulnerabilities in the source code or by manually reviewing the Code for possible secuirty vulnerabilities. It is to be noted that no tool is 100% effective, thatswhy we perform the code review activity using automated tools and manually simutaneously to identify more issues.


Common Vulnerabilities Identified in Secure Code Review

During our Secure Code Review activities for our clients, we have identified some common issues which we found very often in the source code. Some of them are listed below.

  • Broken Authentication
  • Broken Access Control
  • Unrestricted File Upload
  • Directory Traversal
  • Data Encryption
  • Secure Database Communication
  • Input Sanitization
  • Output Sanitization
  • Hardcoded Credentials
  • Improper Error Handling
  • SQL Injections
  • Template Injections
  • Language Specific Issues
  • Missing CSRF Protections
Secure Code Review

How Often you should Schedule Secure Code Review

  • Before Pushing Code to Production
  • Dependencies Updated
  • Updating Existing Features/Products

Looking to Schedule a Secure Code Review Activity

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