Programmers often follow incorrect programming practices which lead to security flaws. Thus, it is important to perform code review to capture security loopholes. Source code review is the security audit of the code used for developing the web applications. It offers is useful for determining whether proper security controls have been implemented by the developers and at right places. Code Review helps the developers of the application to find the security issues and mitigate them. Secure code review helps to maintain a level of consistency in software design and implementation. Source code analysis not only identifies which statement on which line of code is vulnerable but is also able to identify the tainted variable that introduces the vulnerability. In this way it illustrates the propagation from root cause, to end result. This provides application developers with an end to end overview of each instance of vulnerability, allowing them to quickly understand the nature of the problem.
The testing is carried out following the below standards:
Testing is carried out following the below methods:
- Threat Modelling
- Static code analysis
- Dynamic code analysis
- Automated code review
- Manual code review
The main benefits of a Web Application security assessment are:
- Secure code review helps to maintain a level of consistency in software design and implementation.
- The secure code helps in identifying security bugs that generally occurs during penetration tests and dynamic security tests.
- Finding bugs early code reviews help facilitate knowledge sharing across the code base and across the team.