Rough Auditing Tool for Security - Computer Definition
RATS (not to be confused with RATs, or Remote Administration Trojans) is a set of tools to analyze C and C++ source code for potential security flaws, such as insecure function calls. The tool has not yet reached a state in which it can fix security problems in any automated fashion, but it provides a very good starting point for manual security audits.
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