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The Best Security Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 59 Security linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Semgrep, Bearer, Sonatype, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

19 Security Tools

brakeman

A static analysis security vulnerability scanner for Ruby on Rails applications.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 95% upvoted

Credential Digger

Credential Digger is a GitHub scanning tool that identifies hardcoded credentials (Passwords, API Keys, Secret Keys, Tokens, personal information, etc), and filtering the false positive data through a machine learning model called Password Model. This scanner is able to detect passwords and non structured tokens with a low false positive rate.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

NodeJSScan

A static security code scanner for Node.js applications powered by libsast and semgrep that builds on the njsscan cli tool. It features a UI with various dashboards about an application's security status.

Enlightn

A static and dynamic analysis tool for Laravel applications that provides recommendations to improve the performance, security and code reliability of Laravel apps. Contains 120 automated checks.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

gokart

Golang security analysis with a focus on minimizing false positives. It is capable of tracing the source of variables and function arguments to determine whether input sources are safe.

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  • MaintainedGo
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

detect-secrets

An enterprise friendly way of detecting and preventing secrets in code. It does this by running periodic diff outputs against heuristically crafted regex statements, to identify whether any new secret has been committed. This way, it avoids the overhead of digging through all git history, as well as the need to scan the entire repository every time.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Gitleaks

A SAST tool for detecting hardcoded secrets like passwords, api keys, and tokens in git repos.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

kani

The Kani Rust Verifier is a bit-precise model checker for Rust. Kani is particularly useful for verifying unsafe code blocks in Rust, where the "unsafe superpowers" are unchecked by the compiler. Kani verifies:

  • Memory safety (e.g., null pointer dereferences) * User-specified assertions (i.e., assert!(...)) * The absence of panics (e.g., unwrap() on None values) * The absence of some types of unexpected behavior (e.g., arithmetic overflows)
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

LunaSec

Open Source AppSec platform that automatically notifies you the next time vulnerabilities like Log4Shell or node-ipc happen. Track your dependencies and builds in a centralized service.

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  • 0% upvoted

PT Application Inspector

Identifies code flaws and detects vulnerabilities to prevent web attacks. Demonstrates remote code execution by presenting possible exploits.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

QuantifiedCode

Automated code review & repair. It helps you to keep track of issues and metrics in your software projects, and can be easily extended to support new types of analyses.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPython
  • Deprecatedservice
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Rezilion

Discovers vulnerabilities for all components in your environment, filters out 85% non-exploitable vulnerabilities and creates a remediation plan and open tickets to upgrade components that violate your security policy and/or patch automatically in CI.

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  • 0% upvoted

scorecard

Security Scorecards - Security health metrics for Open Source

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  • 0% upvoted

SearchDiggity

Identifies vulnerabilities in open source code projects hosted on Github, Google Code, MS CodePlex, SourceForge, and more. The tool comes with over 130 default searches that identify SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), insecure remote and local file includes, hard-coded passwords, etc.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Symfony Insight

Detect security risks, find bugs and provide actionable metrics for PHP projects.

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  • 0% upvoted

trufflehog

Find credentials all over the place TruffleHog is an open source secret-scanning engine that resolves exposed secrets across your company’s entire tech stack.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Tsunami Security Scanner

A general purpose network security scanner with an extensible plugin system for detecting high severity RCE-like vulnerabilities with high confidence. Custom detectors for finding vulnerabilities (e.g. open APIs) can be added.

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  • 0% upvoted

AppScan Standard

HCL's AppScan is a dynamic application security testing suite (previously by IBM)

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  • 0% upvoted

WhiteHat Sentinel Dynamic

Part of the WhiteHat Application Security Platform. Dynamic application security scanner that covers the OWASP Top 10.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

40 Multi-Language Tools

Semgrep

Sponsor

A fast, open-source, static analysis tool for finding bugs and enforcing code standards at editor, commit, and CI time. Its rules look like the code you already write; no abstract syntax trees or regex wrestling. Supports 17+ languages.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 82% upvoted

Bearer

Sponsor

Open-Source static code analysis tool to discover, filter and prioritize security risks and vulnerabilities leading to sensitive data exposures (PII, PHI, PD). Highly configurable and easily extensible, built for security and engineering teams.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 97% upvoted

Sonatype

Reports known vulnerabilities in common dependencies and recommends updated packages to minimize breaking changes

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 77% upvoted

ThreatMapper

Vulnerability Scanner and Risk Evaluation for containers, serverless and hosts at runtime. ThreatMapper generates runtime BOMs from dependencies and operating system packages, matches against multiple threat feeds, scans for unprotected secrets, and scores issues based on severity and risk-of-exploit.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 94% upvoted

SAST Online

Check the Android Source code thoroughly to uncover and address potential security concerns and vulnerabilities. Static application security testing (Static Code Analysis) tool Online

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 93% upvoted

Coverity

Synopsys Coverity supports 20 languages and over 70 frameworks including Ruby on rails, Scala, PHP, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Fortran, C, C++, C#, VB.NET.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

codeql

Deep code analysis - semantic queries and dataflow for several languages with VSCode plugin support.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 85% upvoted

Checkmarx CxSAST

Commercial Static Code Analysis which doesn't require pre-compilation.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% upvoted

Application Inspector

Commercial Static Code Analysis which generates exploits to verify vulnerabilities.

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  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

Steampunk Spotter

Ansible Playbook Scanning Tool that analyzes and offers recommendations for your playbooks.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedformatter
  • 83% upvoted

Datree

A CLI tool to prevent Kubernetes misconfigurations by ensuring that manifests and Helm charts follow best practices as well as your organization’s policies

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

kics

Find security vulnerabilities, compliance issues, and infrastructure misconfigurations in your infrastructure-as-code. Supports Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS CloudFormation and Ansible

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Svace

Static code analysis tool for Java,C,C++,C#,Go.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Sydr

Continuous Hybrid Fuzzing and Dynamic Analysis for Security Development Lifecycle.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedfuzzer
  • 100% upvoted

Fortify

A commercial static analysis platform that supports the scanning of C/C++, C#, VB.NET, VB6, ABAP/BSP, ActionScript, Apex, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, VB Script, Cobol, ColdFusion, HTML, Java, JS, JSP, MXML/Flex, Objective-C, PHP, PL/SQL, T-SQL, Python (2.6, 2.7), Ruby (1.9.3), Swift, Scala, VB, and XML.

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  • Maintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 52% upvoted

Offensive 360

Sponsor

Commercial Static Code Analysis system doesn't require building the source code or pre-compilation.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Oversecured

Enterprise vulnerability scanner for Android and iOS apps. It allows app owners and developers to secure each new version of a mobile app by integrating Oversecured into the development process.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

SonarCloud

SonarCloud enables your team to deliver clean code consistently and efficiently with a code review tool that easily integrates into the cloud DevOps platforms and extend your CI/CD workflow. SonarCloud is free for open source projects.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

CASR

Crash Analysis and Severity Report.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

njsscan

A static application testing (SAST) tool that can find insecure code patterns in your node.js applications using simple pattern matcher from libsast and syntax-aware semantic code pattern search tool semgrep.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Qualys Container Security

Container native application protection to provide visibility and control of containerized applications.

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  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Snyk Code

Snyk Code finds security vulnerabilities based on AI. Its speed of analysis allow us to analyse your code in real time and deliver results when you hit the save button in your IDE. Supported languages are Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, C#, Go and TypeScript. Integrations with GitHub, BitBucket and Gitlab. It is free to try and part of the Snyk platform also covering SCA, containers and IaC.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Veracode

Find flaws in binaries and bytecode without requiring source. Support all major programming languages: Java, .NET, JavaScript, Swift, Objective-C, C, C++ and more.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 57% upvoted

AzSK

Secure DevOps kit for Azure (AzSK) provides security IntelliSense, Security Verification Tests (SVTs), CICD scan vulnerabilities, compliance issues, and infrastructure misconfiguration in your infrastructure-as-code. Supports Azure via ARM.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Code Intelligence

CI/CD-agnostic DevSecOps platform which combines industry-leading fuzzing engines for finding bugs and visualizing code coverage

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

CodePatrol

Automated SAST code reviews driven by security, supports 15+ languages and includes security training.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

GitGuardian ggshield

ggshield is a CLI application that runs in your local environment or in a CI environment to help you detect more than 350+ types of secrets, as well as other potential security vulnerabilities or policy breaks affecting your codebase.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

HasMySecretLeaked

HasMySecretLeaked is a project from GitGuardian that aims to help individual users and organizations search across 20 million exposed secrets to verify if their developer secrets have leaked on public repositories, gists, and issues on GitHub projects.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

HCL AppScan Source

Commercial Static Code Analysis.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

iblessing

iblessing is an iOS security exploiting toolkit. It can be used for reverse engineering, binary analysis and vulnerability mining.

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  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

ktool

Fully cross-platform toolkit and library for MachO+Obj-C editing/analysis. Includes a cli kit, a curses GUI, ObjC header dumping, and much more.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

kube-hunter

Hunt for security weaknesses in Kubernetes clusters.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

lockfile-lint

Lint an npm or yarn lockfile to analyze and detect security issues

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Qwiet AI

Identify vulnerabilities that are unique to your code base before they reach production. Leverages the Code Property Graph (CPG) to run its analyses concurrently in a single graph of graphs. Automatically finds business logic flaws in dev like hardcoded secrets and logic bombs

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Semgrep Supply Chain

Quickly find and remediate high-priority security issues. Semgrep Supply Chain prioritizes the 2% of vulnerabilities that are reachable from your code.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

SonarLint

SonarLint is a free IDE extension available for IntelliJ, VS Code, Visual Studio, and Eclipse, to find and fix coding issues in real-time, flagging issues as you code, just like a spell-checker. More than a linter, it also delivers rich contextual guidance to help developers understand why there is an issue, assess the risk, and educate them on how to fix it.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

tfsec

Terraform static analysis tool that prevents potential security issues by checking cloud misconfigurations at build time and directly integrates with the HCL parser for better results. Checks for violations of AWS, Azure and GCP security best practice recommendations.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

weggli

A fast and robust semantic search tool for C and C++ codebases. It is designed to help security researchers identify interesting functionality in large codebases.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

LGTM

Find security vulnerabilities, variants, and critical code quality issues using CodeQL queries over source code. Automatic PR code review; free for open source. Formerly semmle. It supports public Git repositories hosted on Bitbucket Cloud, GitHub.com, GitLab.com.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

BugProve

Sponsor

BugProve is a firmware analysis platform featuring both static and dynamic analysis techniques to discover memory corruptions, command injections and other classes or common weaknesses in binary code. It also detects vulnerable dependencies, weak cryptographic parameters, misconfigurations, and more.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 25% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Security tools?

Building applications today is a complex task which involves many technologies and dependencies. Keeping dependencies updated to avoid security vulnerabilities is an ongoing task and a maintainance burden. To ease the process, there are a number of tools which check for common security vulnerabilities and suggest fixes and updates. These tools are sometimes called "vulnerability scanners" or "vulnerability checkers". Below you can find a list of the most popular tools.

What are the best Security static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular Security tools ranked by user votes are: Semgrep, Bearer, Sonatype, ThreatMapper, SAST Online.

Which Security tools are free to use?

Tools with a free plan include SAST Online, Steampunk Spotter, BugProve. On top of that, there are also a number of open source like Semgrep, Bearer, Sonatype, ThreatMapper, SAST Online, brakeman, Steampunk Spotter, Datree, kics, Credential Digger.

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