flawfinder - examines source code and looks for security weaknesses

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename flawfinder_1.31-1_all.deb
Package name flawfinder
Package version 1.31
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category devel::lang:c devel::lang:c++ devel::testing-qa interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::checking utils works-with::software:source
Homepage http://www.dwheeler.com/flawfinder/
License -
Maintainer Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña <jfs@debian.org>
Download size 59.84 KB
Installed size 175.00 KB
Flawfinder searches through C/C++ source code looking for potential
security flaws and produces a report describing the potential flaws
found in source code, ranking them by likely severity.
Like RATS, Flawfinder reports are not a direct indication of a
vulnerability, but provide a reasonable starting point for performing manual
security audits in source code.
Flawfinder can also generate differential reports by pointing it to
a patch (diff) file describing the code changes. This way it can be used
to determine if the potential flaws found in code have increased or
decreased after a commit to a source code management system like
CVS or Subversion.


Package Version Architecture Repository
flawfinder_1.31-1_all.deb 1.31 all Debian Main
flawfinder - - -


Name Value
python -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package flawfinder_1.31-1_all.deb
Source Package flawfinder

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install flawfinder deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install flawfinder




2014-08-05 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <jfs@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.31-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* debian/control: Update maintainer's name, now use UTF-8
* Lintian fixes:
- debian/control: Updated Standards Version, no changes needed (fixes:
- debian/control: Add ${misc:Depends} (fixes: debhelper-but-no-misc-depends)
- debian/control: Add versioned dependency on debhelper (fixes:
- debian/rules: Do not ignore errors (fixes:
- debian/rules: Add required targets (fixes: debian-rules-missing-recommended-target)
- debian/source/format: Declare we are 1.0, will move to 3.0 in the future
(fixes: missing-debian-source-format)
2010-12-18 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.27-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Proper distribution as non-native Debian package
* Lintian fix release:
- debian/control: Move Homepage to a header
- debian/copyright: Add the proper copyright, adjust GPL version
(it's 2 or later) and point to the actual version 2 file
* Use debhelper compatibility version 5
2007-12-01 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.27-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix maintainer's email address (Closes: #453481)
2007-01-18 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs@computer.org>
flawfinder (1.27-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopt this package (Closes: #390217)
* New upstream release. (Closes: #407416)
- Integrates Debian patches fixing bugs
- Adds support for source control version systems (i.e. it can 
be provided a diff file and generate a report comparing changes)
* Expand the long description
* Have the homepage in debian/control use the format described in 
the Devloper's Reference.
2006-10-15 - Michael Ablassmeier <abi@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.26-4) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Set maintainer to QA Group; Orphaned: #390217
* Move debhelper from B-D-I to B-D
* Add missing binary-arch target to debian/rules (lintian warning)
* Conforms with latest Standards Version 3.7.2
2006-02-16 - Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.26-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated standards version to 3.6.2
* Updated debhelper compatability level to four.
2005-03-27 - Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.26-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Patches from Charles Morgan
Improve the handling of non-existant files.
Keep better track of line numbers.  (Closes: #271287)
2004-12-06 - Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.26-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* Updated standards version to most current.
* New upstream release (Closes: #272192)
* New upstream includes suggested rules. (Closes: #250432)
* Exit cleanly when a file cannot be read. (Closes: #268236)
2004-02-29 - Adam Lazur <zal@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.24-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (closes: #185476)
* upstream longer distributes index.html in tarball, so it's no longer
broken (closes: #220321)
* Install examples (closes: #220323)
2002-09-23 - Adam Lazur <zal@debian.org>
flawfinder (1.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version

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