Projects/OWASP ASIDE Project
- 1 Main
- 1.1 OWASP ASIDE
- 1.2 Introduction
- 1.3 Description
- 1.4 Research Activities
- 1.5 Licensing
- 1.6 What is ASIDE?
- 1.7 Presentation
- 1.8 Project Leaders
- 1.9 Related Projects
- 1.10 Openhub
- 1.11 Quick Download
- 1.12 Email List
- 1.13 News and Events
- 1.14 In Print
- 1.15 Classifications
- 2 Acknowledgements
OWASP ASIDE is led by [Jun Zhu] and Bill Chu. Other major contributors include [Jing Xie], Heather Richter Lipford, Tyler Thomas, Michael Whitney, John Melton & Will Stranathan.
ASIDE is an abbreviation for Application Security plugin for Integrated Development Environment. It is an Eclipse Plugin which is a software tool primarily designed to help developers write more secure code by detecting and identifying potentially vulnerable code and providing informative fixes during the construction of programs in IDEs.
ASIDE CodeRefactoring for Education is an Eclipse plugin that aims to detect root cause of vulnerabilities that are caused by untrusted inputs get in to the application and be consumed without validation, and provide interactive code refactoring support for students and professional developers to learn secure programming practices and write more secure code.
ASIDE CodeAnnotate is another Eclipse plugin which deals with a different class of vulnerabilities that are more application logic specific. Specifically, it is aimed at addressing CSRF and broken access control issues while the developers are writing their code.
An older version of ASIDE DEMO shows you earlier design and implementation of CodeRefactoring, if you are interested in knowing. You will need Adobe Flash to display it.
1. Jun Zhu, Jing Xie, Heather Richter Lipford, and Bill Chu, Supporting Secure Programming in Web Applications through Interactive Static Analysis, In Journal of Advanced Research, Elsevier, December, 2013.
2. Jun Zhu, Heather Richter Lipford, and Bill Chu, Interactive Support for Secure Programming Education, In Proceedings of ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), March 6-9, 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA
3. Jing Xie, Heather Richter Lipford, and Bill Chu, Evaluating Interactive Support for Secure Programming, In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), May 2012, Austin, Texas, USA
4. Jing Xie, Bill Chu, Heather Richter Lipford, and John T. Melton, ASIDE:IDE Support for Web Application Security, In Proceedings of 27th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), December 5–9, 2011, Orlando, FL, USA
5. Jing Xie, Heather Richter Lipford, and Bill Chu, Why do programmers make security errors?, In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), September 18–22, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
6. Jing Xie, Bill Chu, and Heather Richter Lipford Interactive Support for Secure Software Development, In Proceedings of Engineering Secure Software and Systems Third International Symposium (ESSoS), February 2011, Madrid, Spain
OWASP ASIDE is free to use. It is licensed under the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license], so you can copy, distribute and transmit the work, and you can adapt it, and use it commercially, but all provided that you attribute the work and if you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
What is ASIDE?
OWASP ASIDE provides:
1. Our talk Using Interactive Static Analysis for Early Detection of Software Vulnerabilities at AppSec USA 2012. You can view and download our presentation.
Runnable plugins and installation guidelines
The recent publicly available ASIDE CodeRefactoring plugin can be downloaded from here. You also need to download the complementary logging facility to make ASIDE work properly. ASIDE CodeRefactoring is built upon Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers Version 3.5+. To make it work, please place the two jar files under the plugins folder of your Eclipse installation directory and then restart your Eclipse.
The recent publicly available ASIDE CodeAnnotate plugin can be downloaded from here. ASIDE CodeAnnotate is built upon Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers Version 3.5+. To make it work, please place the jar files under the plugins folder of your Eclipse installation directory and then restart your Eclipse. Demo of how to run CodeAnnotate can be viewed from here.
New! We recently released a version of ASIDE CodeAnnotate plugin for Eclipse PHP Development Environment. It is built upon Eclipse PDT framework, you can download the plugin here. As it is still in incubator phase at this point, we recommend you to first install the configured Eclipse PHP package we provide on Linux, which can be downloaded here, and then place the jar file under the plugins folder of the Eclipse installation directory, and then restart your Eclipse. Demo of how to run CodeAnnotate can be viewed from here. A good PHP open source project you can try the plugin against is Moodle;
ASIDE Education with CodeRefactoring: https://github.com/JunZhuSecurity/ASIDE-Education ASIDE PHPCodeAnnotate: https://github.com/JunZhuSecurity/ASIDE-PHPCodeAnnotate ASIDE JavaCodeAnnotate: https://github.com/JunZhuSecurity/ASIDE-JavaCodeAnnotate
Project Email List: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-aside-project
News and Events
ASIDE project has been continuously under active research, development, and evaluation. Involvement in the development and promotion of ASIDE is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert in order to contribute. Some of the ways you can help:
- Try ASIDE and email your feedback, comments to the project leaders.
- Do pilot study with ASIDE in your team, and the project leaders would love to collaborate!