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Byte Code Scanners

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Static Byte Code Scanners are used like Source Code Security Analyzers, however they detect vulnerabilities in the byte code.

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ToolLanguage(s)Avail.CCRFinds or Checks for      as of      
AspectCheck Java and .NET applications, including ASP.NET, C#, and VB.NET Aspect Security proprietary security critical calls 24 Nov 2004
FindBugs™ Java class files free null pointer deferences, synchronization errors, vulnerabilities to malicious code, etc. It can be linked to Java source code to highlight the problem in the source. 23 June 2005
FxCop .NET managed code assemblies free checks for conformance to the Microsoft .NET Framework Design Guidelines: more than 200 defects in: Library design, Globalization, Naming conventions, Performance, Interoperability and portability, Security, and Usage. 16 May 2008
Gendarme .NET Applications free extensible rule-based tool to find problems in .NET applications and libraries. 30 Oct 2008
Moonwalker .NET Applications free find deadlocks and assertion violations in .NET programs 14 Nov 2008
Smokey .NET or Mono assemblies correctness, design, security, performance and other rules 13 Nov 2008