Reducing False Alarms in Static Code Analysis with Test Code Mutants

HYUN, WOO PARK and KYUNG-GOO, DOH (2015) Reducing False Alarms in Static Code Analysis with Test Code Mutants. In: International Conference on Advances in Computing, Control and Networking - ACCN 2015, 21 - 22 February 2015, Hotel Lebua at State Tower.

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Abstract

Software is often exposed to safety accidents due to hacking and defects. Most of the accidents are caused by bugs and security vulnerabilities in source code. The bugs and vulnerabilities should be eliminated during the development phase before software release. Nowadays, many software developers use static code analysis tools for secure software development. Thus it is necessary to have an effective way of evaluating the quality of static analysis. Despite the advantages of static code analysis, the developers avoid to use it because of the immoderate false alarms. Unless static analysis tool is tested appropriately, the false-alarm rate may be increased. In this paper, we propose a method of automatically generating test codes based on mutation testing techniques.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: static code analysis, test code, mutation testing, false alarm, secure coding.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 11:07
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 11:07
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2097

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